Saturday, May 8, 2010

From Belgium - the good news (Eddy) and the bad news

British riders injured in Belgium


Five members of the women’s British national team were injured in a collision with a car while training in Belgium, the British Cycling Federation said on its website on Saturday.

Hannah Mayho, Lucy Martin, Katie Colclough, Emma Trott and Sarah Reynolds were involved in an accident that occurred between the towns of Brakel and Oudenaarde on Friday morning.

Mayho, who came into direct contact with the vehicle, broke both her legs, her right arm and wrist and was undergoing surgery,” the cycling fedeartion said.

Colclough suffered concussion and was staying in hospital overnight, Martin cracked a vertebra and has been advised to rest over the coming weeks, Trott suffered a broken collarbone and a black eye and Reynolds hurt her hand and split her chin.

The riders were accompanied by Olympic Academy Programme coach Simon Cope.

1 comment:

James Thurber said...

Cars striking bicycles . . . a vicious combination. The same thing happened over a year ago in San Jose:

The driver, likely the suspect, had a suspended license for DUI and took off after he hit the young woman. Finally he's in court and facing his day of judgement.

If found guilty I have only one suggestion: Life imprisonment without parole.