Bleak Easter on the roads as two die

Emergency services in the Newmarket area dealt with three serious road incidents at the weekend which left two people dead and two seriously injured.

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in Ashley in which a woman died.

The crash involved three Harley Davidson motorbikes and a red Vauxhall Corsa and happened at just after 4pm on Saturday on the B1063, near All Saints Church.

The woman, who was a passenger on one of the bikes, has been named as 62-year-old Susan Allen, of Morley Road, Oakwood, Derby, died following the collision. It is believed she may have suffered a heart attack just before the crash. An inquest into her death is due to open tomorrow. A 51-year-old woman from Nottinghamshire, who was a passenger on one of the other bikes, suffered serious injuries and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital.

The three male bike riders of the motorbikes suffered minor injuries as did the driver of the Corsa, a 36-year-old woman from Norwich.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the collision or any of the vehicles involved just prior to it.Anyone with information should call PC Ian Masters on 101.

Earlier the same morning police had been called by members of the public who had found a cyclist collapsed in Moulton Road, Cheveley, at around 10.18am.

According to a police spokesman the man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he later died.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and has been passed to the coroner,” he said.

Police are also appealing for witnesses to crash in Exning’s Cemetery Hill at around 4.35am on Saturday involving a silver Peugeot 206.

The car had hit a lamppost leaving its driver, a man in his 20s, with serious head and neck injuries. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The road was closed for six hours. Anyone with information should contact Sgt Julian Ditcham on 101.