Scarborough motorbike racers plough into spectators twice

During the first crash a rider went straight into spectators during a qualifying session, before another rider crashed through a fence and hit fans later in the day.

Two air ambulances and three land ambulances were called to the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit, Scarborough, at about 10.45am this morning after the first crash.

Two people were flown to hospital while another person was taken to hospital by regular land ambulance. One of them was said to be seriously injured.

Motorbike racers ploughed into spectators twice at one event today, leaving six people injured

Then at 1.40pm three people were taken to hospital after bike rider crashed through a fence and hit spectators.

Three people were taken to hospital after the second incident including the rider of the motorbike and another two spectators.

Olivers Mount Racing made the following statement: ‘Today we have had two serious incidents involving a number of spectators.

‘Our medical personnel, together with the marshals and officials of the club, local police, NHS, ambulance staff and helimeds have treated all the injured.

Two air ambulances and three land ambulances were called to the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver's Mount Race Circuit, Scarborough

Two air ambulances and three land ambulances were called to the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit, Scarborough

‘In view of the seriousness of these incidents and our requirements to call on outside assistance to help with this treatment we have reluctantly taken the advice of everyone concerned and have decided to cancel the rest of the meeting.

‘We sincerely apologise to you all for taking this decision and hope you will understand our difficulties in this unprecedented situation.

‘We wish you all a safe journey home. ‘The club will be making a full statement in due course.’

In total, four air ambulances and six road ambulances were called out to the event as well as three clinical supervisors.

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