Conclusions at an inquest into the death of a 24-year-old motorcyclist have spurred plans for the closure of a roundabout junction where the crash occurred.

Oxford-born Matthew Marriage died on May 16, 2023 after his grey Ducati motorcycle collided with a Vauxhall Zafira on the A4074 between Nuneham Courtenay and Berinsfield at the Golden Balls Roundabout at 5.42pm on May 15.

Mr Marriage was made unconscious by the crash which prompted an ambulance to be called at 5.42pm.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington and died of "multiple injuries" the next day.

An inquest into his death was held at Oxford Coroner's Court on Wednesday.

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Senior coroner Darren Salter told the court: "It is reasonable to say that excessive speed of the motorcyclist played a significant part in what unfolded."

Oxford Mail: Flowers left at the scene Flowers left at the scene (Image: Marriage family)

But the coroner added that the Golden Balls junction was a "potentially dangerous junction for vehicles turning right particularly given it is unsigned and that led in this case to the Vauxhall Zafira being positioned at the nearside of the carriageway".

The crash occurred at the roundabout where Mr Marriage overtook a line of vehicles on a straight section of road.

Both his vehicle and the Vauxhall Zafira involved in the crash were travelling southbound on the A4074 road from Oxford to Reading.

Oxford Mail: They had been travelling on the A4074 road.They had been travelling on the A4074 road. (Image: NQ)

The driver, Lily Howley, born in 1991, was travelling with three children at the time and no passengers sustained any injuries.

Ms Howley was found to have taken a 39-second WhatsApp call at 5.39pm but this was done with a hands-free device.

Oxford Mail: Matthew Marriage on his motorbike Matthew Marriage on his motorbike (Image: Marriage family)

Collision investigator Olivia Godfrey, who had visited the scene of the crash that night, said speed checks suggested Mr Marriage was travelling at 80mph in the 60mph zone, with a margin of error of around nine mph either side.

She was unable to say conclusively whether Ms Howley would have been able to see Mr Marriage and vice versa.

But she thought, based on rear dashcam footage from vehicles behind, that this was unlikely.

Oxford Mail: Matthew Marriage's family Matthew Marriage's family (Image: Marriage family)Vehicles had stopped behind Ms Howley's car suggesting she had paused to turn right but this appeared to have gone unnoticed by Mr Marriage, the court heard.

Family present at the inquest expressed concern about lack of visibility at the unsigned junction, commenting: "The main thing for us is to get that junction closed so that it could possibility save a biker's life."

Coroner Darren Salter said he had contacted local authorities 10 days prior regarding the junction, for which there had previously been a fatal crash with a motorcyclist in 2008, who was reported to have been over the speed limit at the time.

The coroner recorded a conclusion of road traffic collision.