Excessive speed blamed for death

EXCESSIVE speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the death of a Cambridge man who died on the A14 at Ellington last year, an inquest heard. Care worker Roland Gamsi, 35, died in the early hours of October 1 when he crashed his Rover car into a dit

EXCESSIVE speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the death of a Cambridge man who died on the A14 at Ellington last year, an inquest heard.

Care worker Roland Gamsi, 35, died in the early hours of October 1 when he crashed his Rover car into a ditch, Cambridge Coroner's Court was told last week.

Mr Gamsi, who was originally from the Cameroon, was returning home from a party in Leicester when he attempted an overtaking manoeuvre.

He lost control of the car as he attempted to move back into the left lane shortly before roadworks at the junction with the A1 at Brampton.

The court was told Mr Gamsi's car left the road, struck a concrete post, somersaulted a number of times before landing on its roof in a roadside ditch.

Recording a verdict of accidental death, HM Coroner David Morris ruled that excessive speed was the primary factor in Mr Gamsi's death.

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It was also noted that Mr Gamsi was slightly over the drink-drive limit at the time of his death and would have been more so when he left the party in Leicester.

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