Premier League Fours meeting involving Ipswich Witches is abandoned after rider is flown to hospital

Lewis Kerr. Picture: Ian Burt

Lewis Kerr. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Premier League Fours clash at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, was abandoned mid-meeting on Sunday, following an accident involving Newcastle Diamonds’ Lewis Kerr.

The accident occurred during heat three of the final and left Kerr, who also rides for King’s Lynn Stars requiring medical attention on the track for more than an hour, prior to being flown by Air Ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The Ipswich Witches were leading the final, which also included Newcastle, the Somerset Rebels and the Edinburgh Monarchs when the incident happened.

BSPA Chairman Alex Harkess said: “Lewis is in a stable condition and is in the very best place for care and attention.

“There was no alternative but to abandon the meeting. All of the riders were in no state to continue after seeing what had happened.

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“Our thoughts are with Lewis and his family, and we wish him a full, successful and speedy recovery.

”Our information at this stage is that he is in an induced coma where he will get the best possible care, and as and when any further updates are available we will issue further bulletins.”

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