Chelsea Hobbs Wiki
Frontline Covid nurse died in tragic motorcycle accident after being taken to Cambridge hospital
Chelsea Hobbs became a nurse after her boyfriend died in a car accident in 2012. A frontline coronavirus nurse died after her motorcycle was knocked over, an investigation was heard.
Chelsea Hobbs, 29, was inspired to become a nurse after her partner died in an accident in 2012, but she also died in a car accident last year.
On a day off from work (September 20, 2020) Chelsea took her Honda bike for a ride and something caused him to “brake heavily”.
Rapid deceleration caused the motorcycle to jump forward and overturn.
The investigation heard Chelsea and the motorcycle skid about 35 feet along Woburn Road in Kempston Hardwick, Bedfordshire, before it came to a standstill.
Chelsea, from Canvey Island, Essex, was taken to Bedfordshire Hospital, but was later taken to the trauma center at Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge.
She died of “traumatic brain injury” at 6:30 pm the same day.
Chelsea had been working at the Royal London Hospital since the beginning of the pandemic and helped treat coronavirus patients. She was also an experienced motorcyclist and would attend race days to improve her ride. Chelsea’s mother, Maggi O’Rawe-Hobbs, said: “Everything she did was in healthcare, the attentive part of the work was high in her priorities.
“She was very kind, very caring and professional, and had a bad sense of humor.
“Chelsea’s brothers Connar and Laine were devastated by the loss of their sisters.”
He added: “His father is a motorcyclist and Chelsea was always sitting on his motorcycle whenever possible. He played a big part in his life.
“She was really an experienced biker, she. It wasn’t just for fun. There was an element of fun, but she was serious too.”
On the day of the accident, Chelsea had gone to a cafe with friends.
“She would travel everywhere on his bike, especially if it was a nice clear day like that day. The only person who can tell us what happened is not here.
“Accidents just happen. It has left a big gap in our lives.”
Chelsea’s boyfriend, Mikey Denley, died in 2012 after a head-on motorcycle collision with a drunk rider in an industrial area in Southend-on-Sea.
Chelsea was known to be passionate about organ donation and had eight transplants posthumously.
Her family and friends also raised £ 10,000 for the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service. The only evidence that forensic officer Amy Street read in the investigation was a serious crash investigation report by the Bedfordshire Police.
“Chelsea were in a convoy with four other drivers and took third place in the convoy. As they approached the intersection with Manor Road, they braked heavily, causing the loop to jump forward and the rear wheel to rise in the air.”
The report said the bike was “completely turned upside down” and that the windshield and rear seat were “linked to the road surface”.
She added: “During this move, Ms. Hobbs was falling out of the vehicle.”
An investigation by the police did not find any malfunctions on the motorcycle or road that could contribute to the accident.