AN inquest will be held today into the death of a cyclist killed in a rush hour road smash in Southampton.

David Irving died when he was knocked off his bike on the A33 Mountbatten Way on the way to work.

The 48-year-old father-of-two from Wimborne, fell from his red Giant bike onto the three-lane dual carriageway after being clipped by a white Ford Transit minibus.

Moments later he was ran over by a Mercedes and died at the scene from multiple head and body injuries.

As previously reported minibus driver Steven Petterson walked free from court after being cleared of killing the rider.

Mr Petterson, 38, claimed bright sunlight causing a glare on the wet road meant he simply did not see Mr Irving before hitting him.

Mr Irving, who was one of triplets, was on his was on his way to work as an IT consultant at Carnival Cruise Lines on the morning of December 17, 2012.

The inquest takes place at Southampton Coroners Court in Hulse Road.