A MOTORIST is facing prosecution over the death of an 18-year-old motorcyclist.
An inquest heard the accident was 'avoidable'.
Ben Smith, of Churchill Drive, Wrexham, was illegally riding a 250cc Honda motocross bike on Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham, when the accident happened on November 16, last year.
But police accident investigator Sgt Colin Dobbins said the collision was avoidable.
North East Wales coroner John Hughes said the car's driver, Victoria Louise Griffiths, 23, of Borras Park, Wrexham, was facing a criminal prosecution for allegedly driving without due care and attention.
She was due to appear in court on June 28 to enter a plea to the charge.
Ms Griffiths was driving her Peugeot car to pick up friends Alexander Holt, of Eneurys Road, Wrexham, and Kathryn Humphreys, of Cardigan Road, Wrexham, from the Erlas Centre in Bryn Estyn Road.
Ben Smith, who worked for Mecca Bingo, was riding his Honda off-roader, which had no number plates or lights and although only meant for one, carried his friend, roofer Sion Davies, of Hullah Lane, Wrexham, as a passenger.
The Flint inquest heard that Ms Griffiths slowly turned into the driveway of Erlas to pick up her friends when the motorcycle struck her in the side.
Ben Smith died from multiple injuries according to pathologist Dr Roger Williams. His passenger Mr Davies was unconscious for a week and had no memory of the actual impact.
He suffered major internal bleeding and broken bones.
In an interview with police, Ms Griffiths said she did not realise she had been struck by a motorcycle until after she got out of the car.
But she could not explain why she had not seen the motorcycle approaching.
Sgt Dobbins said there were no mechanical defects in either vehicle and the road, lighting and weather conditions played no part.
It was possible that two people on the motorbike may have affected its handling.
'In my opinion, when she started to turn, the motorcycle would have been in view. There is no physical evidence to suggest it was travelling at excessive speed,' said Sgt Dobbins.
Mr Hughes, recording a verdict of accidental death, said: 'I am aware a third party faces a criminal charge out of this incident and I must not make any comment in case it has an impact on the trial. This is a tragic case.'