Matt Walls was thrown into the crowd in a horrific crash at Commonwealth Games track cycling.
During heat two of the men’s scratch race qualifying session on day three of Birmingham 2022, a massive gathering of riders occurred at the Lee Valley VeloPark.
Walls required medical attention as Matt Bostock was carried away from the Isle of Man on a stretcher, prompting applause from onlookers.
A member of the crowd was taken away in a blood-soaked wheelchair while a young girl was treated for a lacerated arm.
Eventually, screens were placed around the area where Walls was being treated.
It is the second serious accident in as many days after Joe Truman was knocked out cold and suspected of breaking his collarbone after the 70 km/h impact at the velodrome.
The remainder of the Velodrome session was soon abandoned after the venue was cleared. Only one additional sprint race was scheduled before a break.
At the end of the race, not enough riders stood upright to confirm the result.
A statement from British Cycling said: “Following a fall in the men’s race, Matt Walls and Matt Bostock are being treated by medics before being taken to hospital for further treatment.
“We send our best wishes to the drivers and spectators involved in the incident and will provide another update as soon as we can.”
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