Mother of four killed in motorbike crash on Austrian holiday
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A mum of four was killed in a motorcycle accident while on holiday in Austria, the Romsey Advertiser reports.
Christine Gaiger, 51, was riding pillion on her husband Steve's motorbike when they were involved in the accident in Arnoldstein, Austria.
The couple, from Romsey, Hampshire, were travelling through Europe and four days into their holiday.
They were staying in the village of Malta in the Carinthia region of southern Austria but decided to take a scenic day trip to Italy and Slovenia.
Christine came off the bike an hour into the journey. Steve was uninjured but Christine died at the scene.
Christine leaves behind four children - sons Rob, 26, Tom, 24, Ed, 22, and daughter Laura, 19.
Speaking to the Romsey Advertiser, Steve, 55, said: 'She was just perfect really, very loyal and loving and hard working and a homemaker. We were a team.'
Steve had always been a fan of motorbikes, while Christine discovered she shared the passion six years ago.
The pair were on their third annual motorcycle holiday in Europe.
'She was in a place that she really loved and we were doing it in a way that she enjoyed and we were together, but it's very difficult,' said Steve.
'It's a comfort but it doesn't take the sadness out of your loss.
'There were so many other places we wanted to go. She just liked travelling and exploring on the motorbike. It was almost the big secret that nobody knew.'
An inquest into Christine's death listed the possible cause of death as traumatic brain injury.
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