Bike test site closed after crash
A motorcycle test site was closed for a week after a learner crashed through a fence during a practice session, suffering serious injuries
The victim, thought to have been a young woman, is said to have been practicing manoeuvres for the so-called Module One test, in which hundreds of learners have crashed since it was introduced a year ago.
It is understood an investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive during the closure of the area used for Module One tests at a multipurpose test centre (MPTC) in Nottingham.
Asked for details, the Driving Standards Agency first responded without mentioning the crash. A written statement said only that the test area had been “closed so a damaged perimeter fence panel can be replaced”.
Pressed for more details, the agency said in a further statement: “On Saturday 24 April, an incident occurred during a training session at the DSA’s MPTC at Colwick near Nottingham.
"Our sympathies are with the rider involved and we wish her a full and speedy recovery. Until the full circumstances are known we can’t make any further comment.”
A spokesman said later: "It was closed from the afternoon of Tuesday 27 April and re-opened on Wednesday 5 May."
He added: “I can’t give any further information.”