Three motorcyclists fall from their bikes on the same road, on the same day and suffer similar injuries in Doddington

Benwick Road, Doddington, is notoriously bumpy - could this be to blame for three motorcyclists fall

Benwick Road, Doddington, is notoriously bumpy - could this be to blame for three motorcyclists falling off their bikes within two hours yesterday? - Credit: Archant

It is often said that bad luck comes in threes – and that was certainly the case on one road in Doddington yesterday.

Benwick Road, Doddington.

Benwick Road, Doddington. - Credit: Archant

Three motorcyclists fell off their bikes and suffered similar injuries in three separate incidents within an unlucky two-hour spell at Benwick Road.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust received three separate calls - starting at 1.30pm to a man in his 20s who had suffered a suspected broken arm.

Benwick Road, Doddington.

Benwick Road, Doddington. - Credit: Archant

Just over half an hour later – at around 2.09pm – paramedics treated a teenage boy who had fallen and broken his wrist. He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further care.

The third and final call out was made at 3.10pm to a man who had suffered a dislocated shoulder. He was also taken to Peterborough City Hospital.


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The road - which connects the village to neighbouring Benwick - features a handful of tight bends and a number of bumps - which could be to blame for yesterday’s unfortunate events.

The landlord of nearby pub, The Three Tuns, says it’s no surprise there were accidents on the road.

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Rob Leonard said: “The roads are quite bumpy down there - but they are everywhere around here.

“I didn’t see anything on the day but I saw a mention of it on Facebook.”

The accidents came in the same week that the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit launched their new ‘Whose world are you?’ biker safety campaign.

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