A "BRILLIANT" motorcyclist died in a crash on a main road in Hampshire, an inquest heard.

Roy Baker died on the A27 following a collision with a Mini when both vehicles were travelling towards Whiteparish.

It was heard emergency services were called to the collision, near Sherfield English, at approximately 3.15pm on Sunday, April 7, but Mr Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winchester Coroner's Court was told that Mr Baker, 22, attempted to overtake the driver of the Mini, Heather O'Brien, while riding his Honda motorbike.

Mr Baker sustained "fatal injuries" after colliding with the car, which was turning into a private driveway.

The court was also told Mr Baker had cannabis in his system at the time of the accident.

Roy's father, Paul Baker, said: "It has killed us and everyday the whole family goes to his grave; all of my children are my life."

He added: "We are so proud of Roy and and I want my son to rest in peace now.

"Roy was amazing and brilliant with everyone and everything he achieved in his short life has been taken away from him."

Assistant coroner, Simon Burge, said: "We want to offer our condolences on what was a tragic accident.

"The vehicle ahead of Roy slowed down and proceeded to turn right into a private driveway, marked Bartley House.

"He collided with the driver's side of the turning car and that collision caused him to be catapulted onto the verge where he sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene."

Mrs O'Brien told the Coroner's Court by phone call: "I was heading to the Airbnb where I was going to stay and I was not familiar with the A27.

"I used my satellite navigation on my phone and then I stopped in a layby shortly before Sherfield English, where I memorised the directions given to me by the owner of the property.

"When I saw the signs for the house I turned into the track, where I was sure I indicated, and there was a man.

"I thought he was on the ground and his motorbike was on the verge so I called 999; I was in a state of shock."

Mr Burge recorded a conclusion of accidental death.