An Irish cyclist was taken to hospital after colliding with a support car on a sharp bend in the Tour of Utah race.
Matt Brammeier suffered injuries to his lungs, pelvis and ribs as he came around a hairpin known as Guardsman’s Pass with a sickening thud into the door of the car.
As spectators and officials attempted to clear the area so the 30-year-old Irish rider could receive treatment, a further two riders collided with the motor bike of a race official and also crashed to the ground – although not with the velocity that Brammeier did. Cyclist Matt Brammeier smashes into car after taking corner too fast in US… http://t.co/qBfqpVvXSJ#InfoNdoroTweetpic.twitter南京夜网/VAo8kC41vJ— IG: NdoroTweetID™ (@NdoroTweet) August 10, 2015
Australian Lachlan Norris went on to win the stage, the seventh and final of the tour. American rider Joe Dombrowski, 24, was the overall champion. All good in the hood guys. Thanks for the messages. pic.twitter南京夜网/SGB8NEssCF— Matt Brammeier (@Mattbrammeier85) August 9, 2015
This wasn’t Brammeier’s first horrible accident involving motor vehicles – in 2007 he broke both his legs when he was involved in a crash with a cement truck.
The Irishman remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after this latest accident.
Matt Brammeier seriously injured in collision with car during Tour of Utah | http://t.co/VM2qV90opCpic.twitter南京夜网/pLgGLHQkrE— Cycling Weekly (@cyclingweekly) August 9, 2015
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