A CHEF died after losing control of his motorbike and crashing into a camper van, an inquest heard.

Joshua Corrigan died at the scene of the crash on September 21 on the B3351 Studland to Corfe Castle road.

A Bournemouth inquest heard the 30-year-old, who had just finished a day shift working as an apprentice chef at The Pig, was travelling too fast on his black Royal Enfield motorcycle, drifted onto the wrong side of the road before colliding with a camper van.

A statement from Police Sergeant Burt of Dorset Police, read out by coroner Brendan Allen, said police were called to a two-vehicle collision on the B3351 at 6pm on September 21.

“The motorcycle coursed into the opposite carriageway into the path of the camper van.

“The motorcycle hit the front, offside corner of the van and rebounded into the correct carriageway.”

Mr Corrigan, of Blandford Road, Hamworthy, was thrown over the van and into a verge. An off-duty nurse performed CPR at the scene before he was pronounced dead at 6.59pm.

Madeleine Haddon was driving the Peugeot Boxer camper van with her husband and two children in the vehicle.

The inquest heard Mrs Haddon cooperated with police at the scene and passed all tests proving she was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officers also checked her phone which had not been used since the morning.

Reading from her statement, Mr Allen said: “Mrs Haddon recalls entering a blind right-hand bend.

“She saw a black motorcycle travelling towards them on her side of the road.

“She believes it was travelling too fast for the bend which is why it was in her lane.”

A number of witness statements in the aftermath of the incident also suggested the motorcycle was travelling too fast.

A post mortem carried out by Dr Julia Stolte concluded that Mr Corrigan died as a result of multiple injuries due to a road traffic collision.

Both vehicles were inspected after the crash and found to no excessive wear or defect which would have contributed to the crash and both drivers had valid insurance.

Concluding, Mr Allen said: “The evidence available to me suggests he was travelling at an inappropriate speed.

“The evidence is clear he was in the wrong carriageway and then in collision with the Peugeot Boxer van that the driver of the van could not avoid.

“As a consequence of the collision he sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“He died as a consequence of a road traffic collision.”