Stunt rider injured in main ring at Great Yorkshire Show

10/7 13   The casualty in the White Helmets Motorcycle display team is attended to in the main ring following the accident

10/7 13 The casualty in the White Helmets Motorcycle display team is attended to in the main ring following the accident

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A motorcycle stunt rider has been treated for a head injury after an accident in the main ring at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier today.

The Royal Signals soldier was performing with the white helmets troupe when his bike clipped another and he fell.

A spectator who gave his name only as James said it appeared the rider had suffered a seizure after landing on his head or neck.

“They were going backwards and the man at the front fell off,” he said.

“A second person tried to avoid him and fell on his head or neck.

“The bike was on him and then he had a seizure.

“They put him on a spinal board and then took him away.”

He added: “He gave a thumbs-up as he went off.”

A show spokeswoman said the rider had been fitted with a neck brace as a precaution and was currently being assessed by ambulance staff on site.

“Two of the bikes collided, one bike clipped the other and a rider was knocked out and concussed,” she said.

She added: “As far as we are aware he has been taken to Harrogate Hospital as a precaution. We understand that he will be back performing in the main ring on Thursday.”