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Surrey Race Accident

GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
edited November 2010 in Amateur race
Anyone know what happened? Seems to be serious if the BBC are reporting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-11617679

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  • bigpiklebigpikle Posts: 1,690
    sounds nasty - best wishes to all involved.
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  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    That must have happened in the Surrey League Ottersahw Series race yesterday. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to everyone involved.

    :(
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  • Yes it was the Surrey league Ottershaw series race 1. I didn't see the crash as I'd been dropped. I helped the race first aiders until the ambulance arrived. He had a serious head injury.

    Putting together some witness accounts after the race a rider in front of Toby clipped a wheel, went down sideways, and then he went into him, somersaulting over the bars onto his head. This was on a down hill stretch before the left hand bend into the finishing straight so they will have been going fast. His helmet was a mess and looked like it had taken a lot of the force....

    Fingers crossed he comes through intact.
  • ToksToks Posts: 1,143
    edited November 2010
    Some of you, racers especially, may want to know how Toby Kerr (the crash victim, and my Addiscombe club mate is getting on). He has been in a coma since the accident, his wife has given birth to a baby Boy and he is showing some very small signs of recovery. We're all wishing Toby the best and hope he keeps fighting. :D More on this link
    http://addiscombe.org/members/phpBB2/vi ... 5&start=45
  • HibbsHibbs Posts: 291
    Toks wrote:
    Some of you, racers especially, may want to know how Toby Kerr (the crash victim, and my Addiscombe club mate0 is getting on. He has been in a coma since the accident, his wife has given birth to a baby girl and he is showing some very small signs of recovery. We're all wishing Toby the best and hope he keeps fighting. :D More on this link
    http://addiscombe.org/members/phpBB2/vi ... 5&start=45

    Blimey. :(

    Great news that he's recovering though.

    Best wishes to him and the family.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Thankfully this sort of major incident is pretty rare, but it's certainly food for thought next time you line up for the start of a race.

    Best wishes to your teammate and his family Toks.
  • Dess1eDess1e Posts: 239
    Lets hope that Toby makes a complete recovery Toks. I had no idea he was still in hospital.
  • fingers crossed

    get well soon chap
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