Motorcyclists taken to hospital after collision in Doncaster while riding in breach of lockdown rules

Bikers riding against lockdown rules had to be taken to hospital after being found by police who were investigating reports of nuisance riders in Doncaster.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 9:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 9:57 pm

Both riders were found injured after they had been involved in a collision on Goole Road, Moorends, police revealed, which was closed while emergency services attended, according to police. Both now face fines.

In a police alert message, Sgt Michael Miles revealed the riders had collided with one another and were in the road in pain from their injuries.

He said: “We were initially helped out by some very helpful members of the public – thank you.

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“After protecting the scene with help from road traffic, attended on blue lights, acertaining the injuries of the riders, with the help of two ambulances, both of which attended on blue lights, and then speaking to witnesses, it transpired that both riders were neighbours. They had decided to go for a ride in breach of Covid-19 regulations, and their actions and manner of driving had been the cause of a risk to the gathered officers and public. They had caused increased risk to the ambulance crews and medical staff at the DRI who will be forced to come into close contact with them to mend their broken bones.

“They had increased the risk to any key workers who may have been on the roads by their own actions and then by generating three response vehicles to utilise their exemptions and break speed limits etc.”

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