An inquest opening into the death of a much-loved young motorcyclist heard that he “lost control while doing a wheelie”.

Conner Dickinson, 24, of Gloucester Avenue, Horwichdied on November 21, following a crash at the junction of Tonge Moor Road and Thicketford Road

An inquest opening at Bolton Coroners' Court heard that another vehicle was turning right at the time from Thicketford Road on to Tonge Moor Road, where Conner was.

Police and paramedics were called to the area at around 12.20pm, but despite their best efforts, Conner suffered “fatal injuries”. 


The Bolton News: A balloon written in tribute to the man

Police coroner’s officer Neil McCaffrey said: “On November 21 Mr Dickinson was riding his motorbike on Tonge Moor Road in Bolton.

“Mr Dickinson lost control while doing a wheelie when an HGV emerged from the street, landing with the wheels at the traffic lights.

“The lights changed to green, and the vehicle went over him, causing a fatal injury.”

No date has been given for the full inquest, while enquiries remain ongoing, and no arrests or charges have been made at this time.

The medical cause of death was given as traumatic head injury following a postmortem investigation.

Evidence is being gathered along with a GP statement.

The Bolton News: Flowers laid in memory of the manAfter the incident, balloons and flowers were left in memory of Conner close to where the tragedy happened.

One balloon read: “Rest easy mate, see you on the other side.

“Taken way too soon.

“Lots of love, Gineve.”

A card read: “To Conner, night, night, sleep tight our beautiful boy.

“We love you always, auntie Vic and auntie Rachel.”

Another said: “RIP Conner, brother.

“See you on the other side.

“Love Little.”

One other balloon read: “Rest in peace Conner D, you will never be forgotten.

“Lots of love, Kourts.”

A friend of Conner's mum set up a fundraiser, with its description saying: "We all stick together in Bolton! Good or bad so I have decided to do a GoFundMe to try to help Siobhan.

"It may be to help towards the funeral, or it may help support a trip out of Bolton after the funeral to so she can grieve her baby, her one and only child.

"She might want to take a trip, or it may need to pay some of the fees for the funeral but whatever it is she needs, we should support her." 

Click here ( to help support the family.

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