Cycling: spectators injured at Commonwealth Games

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Spike

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Oct 5, 2022, 7:44:39 AMOct 5
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Watch: Horror crash sees cyclist fly over barrier and into crowd at
Commonwealth Games

Cycling at the Commonwealth Games has been suspended after British Olympian
Matt Walls was thrown over the barricade in a horrific crash.

The incident comes on the back of English cyclist Joe Truman being knocked
unconscious following a horrific crash in the keirin semi-final that saw
him collide into an Australian opponent at high speed.

Walls had to be hospitalised after he was hurled from his bike following a
collision with the perimeter barrier.

Matt Bostock, a Team GB teammate of Walls', also had to be taken to
hospital after getting caught up in the multi-person crash.

Spectators also appeared to be physically hurt by the incident when Walls'
bike came over the high banking of the corner.

[There was no reporting in the article about the fate of the injured
spectators]

<https://extra.ie/2022/07/31/sport/sport-extra/commonwealth-games-crash-cyclist>

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JNugent

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Oct 5, 2022, 8:10:42 AMOct 5
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On 05/10/2022 12:44 pm, Spike wrote:
>
> Watch: Horror crash sees cyclist fly over barrier and into crowd at
> Commonwealth Games
>
> Cycling at the Commonwealth Games has been suspended after British Olympian
> Matt Walls was thrown over the barricade in a horrific crash.
>
> The incident comes on the back of English cyclist Joe Truman being knocked
> unconscious following a horrific crash in the keirin semi-final that saw
> him collide into an Australian opponent at high speed.
>
> Walls had to be hospitalised after he was hurled from his bike following a
> collision with the perimeter barrier.

His own fairy-cycle "hurled" him when he crashed into the barrier?

None of it was his own fault at all?

The laws of physics might be different in Australia, perhaps?

> Matt Bostock, a Team GB teammate of Walls', also had to be taken to
> hospital after getting caught up in the multi-person crash.
>
> Spectators also appeared to be physically hurt by the incident when Walls'
> bike came over the high banking of the corner.
>
> [There was no reporting in the article about the fate of the injured
> spectators]
>
> <https://extra.ie/2022/07/31/sport/sport-extra/commonwealth-games-crash-cyclist>

Let us all hope that no serious injuries were caused to innocent people.
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