Rider killed in horror car accident

EMIL Kramer, who rode for the King's Lynn Stars in the 2002 Elite League season, has died following a road accident in his native Sweden.The 30-year-old Somerset Rebels rider was involved in a collision on Wednesday night.

EMIL Kramer, who rode for the King's Lynn Stars in the 2002 Elite League season, has died following a road accident in his native Sweden.

The 30-year-old Somerset Rebels rider was involved in a collision on Wednesday night.

Kramer was a member of Somerset's 2008 side that won the Premier League KO Cup and had just had his best season for the Rebels, being voted rider of the year by the fans.

He started his career in England with King's Lynn and also rode for Hull and Oxford between 2002 and 2005.


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A Rebels spokesman said: “Our thoughts are obviously with Emil's family and close friends in their tragic bereavement.

“To say that we are all devastated here at Somerset is an understatement. Anyone who spent time in Emil's company will agree he was a true gentleman of the sport, without a bad bone in his body.

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“When we eventually come to terms with his tragic loss, I feel sure that the club and fans will want to establish a fitting memorial to Emil, as he will never be forgotten by those who had the honour and pleasure to have known him.”

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