A “LOVING” family man and father of two children died following injuries caused by a crash, an inquest has heard.

Tristin Ian Bran, from Fair Oak, died in Southampton General Hospital on September 1, 2018, after a crash involving a motorbike and a van.

The accident took place on Howard Road, Southampton, on August 31, 2018.

An inquest heard that the incident happened at around 7am, when the 35-year-old was on his way to his job at Pitt Stop Garage.

Mr Bran, a father-of-two, was riding a MC 750 Honda, an adventure motorbike, when he collided with a white Transit van.

It was revealed by police during the inquest that the van had stopped in the road to turn right into the drive of a hotel.

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Both the van and the motorcycle were heading in the same direction, and the van had stopped to allow traffic coming from the opposite direction to pass.

Mr Bran had attempted to overtake the van, but the van driver had already began his manoeuvre and Mr Bran stuck the front of the van.

The court heard how both Mr Bran and the bike are believed to have struck a brick post after sliding down the road.

Paramedics arrived on scene just minutes after the accident.

Mr Bran suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene, and a second one once he was in Southampton General Hospital.

The incident occurred along Howard Road in Southampton

Despite the team’s efforts, Mr Bran passed away.

In a tribute, his family said: “Tristin will always be a hero to two young children, a loving husband and family man.”

When police examined the motorbike and van they found no damage prior to the accident.

The van driver gave evidence during the inquest where he claimed he had been "indicating to make his right turn", had "checked his mirrors" and was "wearing his driving glasses".

The coroner ruled that Mr Bran’s died due to his injuries caused by a road traffic collision.