Motorbike Rider Injured After Freak Accident

A motorbike rider who was filming a cycling race has been taken to hospital after a freak motorbike accident.

The rider, who was working on the Halfords Tour Series in Hanley was given oxygen at the scene by paramedics and shortly after put on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

A motorbike rider who was filming a cycling race has been taken to hospital after a freak motorbike accident.

The rider, who was working on the Halfords Tour Series in Hanley was given oxygen at the scene by paramedics and shortly after put on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

The rider was travelling along Town Road when he crashed in to an advertising banner that was lining the track.

It is believed that a strong gust of wind had blown the barrier on to the road and in to the path of the rider.

Race officials rushed to his aid before paramedics arrived on the scene.

A 58-year-old eye witness explained the accident: “There was a gust of wind and I heard a bang.

“When I looked, I could see the motorcyclist and the barrier was on top of him.
“The barriers had advertising boards stuck on the front of them which must have trapped the wind and made it more powerful.”

The motorbike rider is now recovering from his injuries in hospital, none of which are thought to be life threatening.

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