Motocross rider flown to hospital after colliding with fence in Doddington

A MOTOCROSS rider who was flown to hospital after an accident at the Washbrook Farm motocross track at Doddington on Saturday is expected to be out of hospital very soon.

John Welcher, who has run the site for nearly 30 years, said this week: “I have been told he is recovering well. His friends fetched his bike and van, and said he was uncomfortable but in good spirits I think he will be out of hospital very soon.”

The injured rider from the Cambridge area suffered a broken collar bone, broken ribs, a punctured lung and cracked vertebrae. Doctors from Magpas Helimedix arrived in at Doddington in the air ambulance at 2.25pm and after administering strong pain relief, flew the man in his 40s to Peterborough City Hospital.

Mr Welcher added: “It was a nasty accident, and fortunately we do not have many of those. But it is a dangerous sport, and we try to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Washbrook Farm does not run racing, but has three practice tracks. The injured man, who visited the track several times a year, was an expert rider and had been testing his bike a the time of the accident.

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