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Motorcyclist died after crashing into wall at learning test centre

Tragic accident: Christopher Evans died after the incident at the driving test centre on Merseyside PICTURE: SWNS

A MOTORCYCLIST died after colliding with a wall while attempting an emergency stop at a driving test centre, an inquest has heard.

Christopher Evans, 39, from Chester, was taking a driving exam for his bike test certificate at the time of the tragic incident.

Witnesses say it appeared Mr Evans had accelerated instead of braking during his test on March 11.

He was declared dead at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics who had rushed to the Driving Test Centre in St Helens, Merseyside.

Tribute: Flowers tied to the fence at the test centre PICTURES: SWNS

A statement during the inquest’s opening by coroner’s officer Jaqueline Horner, read: ‘During the test, he was requested to perform an emergency stop.

‘During this process, witnesses state it appeared to them he had in fact accelerated instead of braking. He collided with the metal fencing around the perimeter of the test centre, before then colliding with a brick wall of a premises, next to the test centre.

‘He was treated at the site by emergency services but was declared dead at the scene.’

Mr Evans, a shift manager at a cranes operation firm, was married to Joanne, 34.

The inquest was adjourned by Coroner Graham Jackson until a later date.