AN inquest into the death of a man who was riding a quad bike when he was fatally injured in a crash with a car last month has been opened.

Kieran Albert, known to friends as Kiki or Keeks, suffered serious injuries in the crash in Great Horton Road near the University of Bradford.

The 31-year-old’s quad bike was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Caddy at about 5.40pm on Monday, April 19, as he rode away from the city centre.

In the brief hearing at Bradford Coroners Court, Assistant Coroner Mary Burke opened the inquest into Mr Albert’s death, before adjourning to allow the ongoing police investigation to be concluded.

The brief hearing heard Mr Albert was part of a convoy with one other quad travelling up Great Horton Road, when his vehicle veered off and collided with another vehicle.

The rider was thrown from the quad, colliding with bollards before landing on the pavement.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene and despite the efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Albert, of Padma Close, Listerhills, was identified at the scene by his mother Sharon Albert.

Assistant Coroner Burke said that after formally opening the inquest, she was suspending it for 28 days to allow the police’s investigation into the incident to continue and for them to provide further updates to the coroner.

A flood of tributes was left at the scene to the popular young man by friends, with flowers and candles left at the scene of his tragic, untimely death.

Police are continuing enquiries into the incident and anyone who was in the area at the time, or the riders of other vehicles, are asked to contact police to be spoken to as witnesses.

Anyone who can assist is asked to call 101 quoting log number 1323 of April 19, or use the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.