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Irish motorcyclist's death was accidental, inquest concludes

Douglas courthouse, where the inquest took place

Incident happened just after TT 2019

A motorcyclist who died in a crash in the south of the Island just after last year's TT was almost three times over the drink-drive limit, an inquest has heard.

John Nally from Athlone, Ireland, collided with another motorcycle on the Ballakillowey Road on 9 June.

The 58-year-old lost control of his Suzuki and died after sustaining a serious head injury.

Coroner of Inquests Jayne Hughes recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Mr Nally, who was visiting the Isle of Man for the TT, had been drinking in Douglas the night before the incident, and a post-mortem recorded a high blood-alcohol level.

Ms Hughes said the alcohol "would have affected his ability to ride his motorcycle".

The post-mortem also found evidence of heart disease and the inquest heard that Mr Nally had seen a doctor about dizzy spells, which Ms Hughes said may have contributed to the accident.

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