A motorcyclist has died following an Ironman Hamburg motorcycle accident on Sunday in Hamburg, Germany. Two other people were injured in the fatal collision.
Police say a frontal impact occurred when an oncoming triathlete collided with a race assist motorcycle with a passenger on board.
The fatal crash happened on a seemingly narrow section of road where participants were looping through the cycling section of the race.
Let’s take a detailed look at the Ironman Hamburg crash below.
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Ironman Hamburg Motorcycle Accident Details
An Ironman race in the city of Hamburg has been overshadowed by tragedy.
On Sunday June 4, a motorbike operator died after a frontal collision with a competitor during an Ironman Triathlon European Championship race.
In a report, the police said the 70-year-old motorcyclist lost his life at the scene. In addition, the 26-year-old triathlete suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.
Likewise, the 50-year-old is currently under medical treatment for shock.
Television footage showed the incident happened on a section of the road where riders were riding a loop on the course for the cycling section of the competition.
One of the competitors collided head-on with a motorcycle carrying a cameraman in a seemingly narrow section of road.
As the race was broadcast live on television, the accident was also broadcast live. Authorities are investigating the accident to determine the specific reason that led to the tragedy.
In an interview, fourth in the race, Jan Frodeno, said the section where the motorbike and bike crashed was incredibly narrow, a complete joke.
Frodeno, who witnessed the fatal collision, said he was right next to it and saw the bike smash into what he felt was like a thousand pieces.
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The organizers of the event released a statement
The motorcycle was driving in the middle of the street. Following the fatal accident, the event organizers released a statement.
The statement read: “36 kilometers from the Ironman Hamburg cycling course, a motorcycle racing vehicle carrying an official race cameraman collided with a race participant.”
While expressing sadness, the event organizer informed the public of the motorcyclist’s passing following a significant medical event.
The organizer sent his thoughts and prayers to the family of the deceased. They added that they would do their best to help the family of the deceased during this devastating time.
Despite the fatal accident, the race continued. But German public broadcaster ARD said it would cease its live broadcast as a mark of respect.
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