Police appeal for witnesses after a drift triker was seriously hurt in Cheddar Gorge

PUBLISHED: 20:00 03 March 2017

A screen grab from the drift trike video. Credit: JR Drift Trike

A screen grab from the drift trike video. Credit: JR Drift Trike


A man has been left seriously injured after he was involved in a drift triking accident – leading to warnings from police about the ‘dangerous’ sport.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is appealing for witnesses after the triker crashed into the back of a car in Cheddar Gorge on Sunday.

The gorge has become a popular place for drift triking – where people perform spins and tricks on modified tricycles – prompting a police crackdown.

PC Tracey Jones, beat manager for Cheddar, said: “There are places and organised events for both drifting and drift triking and we encourage people to make use of them.

“Drifting down the gorge, which is a public highway with oncoming traffic, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users to consider, is so dangerous and there has been a collision now as a result with all of the associated consequences.”

Police want anyone with information about the accident to contact 101 and quote reference number AS-20170226-0587.

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