Rider recovers after smash
IPSWICH Witches opening night of the season was marred by a succession of heavy crashes – one particularly serious involving new boy Kozza Smith
IPSWICH Witches opening night of the season was marred by a succession of heavy crashes - one particularly serious involving new boy Kozza Smith.
Smith, who is doubling up with the Witches from Kings Lynn this season, suffered a collapsed lung after a heavy heat-2 fall on his debut for the home side.
Today he was said to be comfortable in Ipswich Hospital. A spokesman said he was conscious and breathing unaided following his ordeal.
And two heats later another Witches debutant, Dawid Stachyra, also suffered a heavy fall but fortunately suffered no more than a broken wrist.
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However, the unfortunate turn of events continued and four races later Witches skipper Leigh Lanham crashed spectacularly down the back straight and was taken to Ipswich Hospital after suffering a possible broken finger. He was also knocked unconscious, although he regained consciousness quite quickly.
It took more than one-and-a quarter hours to run the first three heats with medics having to travel with Smith to Ipswich Hospital before returning to Foxhall Stadium.
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The meeting was abandoned after 12 heats with the score 33-39 in favour of Lakeside.