Top medic fears a rider may die soon
FOXHALL Stadium's top medic today said that he fears a speedway rider may soon be killed.Jason Gillingham played a leading role in Ipswich Witches rider Kozza Smith escaping with his life after a horrendous crash two weeks ago.
FOXHALL Stadium's top medic today said that he fears a speedway rider may soon be killed.
Jason Gillingham played a leading role in Ipswich Witches rider Kozza Smith escaping with his life after a horrendous crash two weeks ago.
Australian Smith suffered a collapsed lung and Foxhall paramedic Gillingham says it was a life threatening injury - the worst he has seen at the stadium for 18 years.
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“I hate to say it but someone is going to get killed racing speedway soon,” said Gillingham, who accompanied Smith to hospital. “I had to keep a sharp eye on him as he could have potentially deteriorated very rapidly. It could have turned out to be a lot worse than it was.
Gillingham fears that the next rider he has to deal with might not be so fortunate, and Smith's recovery would have been in the balance if he had not received hospital treatment within minutes of his crash.
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Gillingham will be keeping his fingers crossed he is not called into action tonight when the Witches begin their Elite League season with a home fixture against Coventry Bees.