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52-year-old man dies in collision at Oulton Park
A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision at Oulton Park on Saturday.
Police were called to the race circuit at 10.56am on October 5, where five motorcyclists taking part in a track day had collided.
A 52-year-old man died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
Two other male riders received serious injuries and were taken to hospital, where they remain in a serious condition.
The local authority Health and Safety team has been informed.
The remainder of the track day, which involved riders of all abilities, had to be cancelled following the closure of the race circuit.
No Limits Trackdays, who organised the event, expressed their sympathies for the fallen riders on Facebook.
They said: “We had a situation that involved two bikes in fast group colliding at turn 13 (between Knickerbrook and Druids) which left the riders and bikes down on the circuit after a fast blind corner.
“Unbeknowing to the riders following, they exited the fast blind corner and straight into the stricken bikes which caused a five bike incident.”
A full investigation into the collision, which No Limits Trackdays described as a ‘freak accident’, is now underway.
A later entry from the trackday providers said: “It’s with the deepest of sorrows, No Limits Trackdays are tasked with the duty to confirm that the incident involving five bikes at Oulton Park has resulted in the death of one of our customers.
“A further two riders are critical but not thought to be life threatening.
“We offer the family and friends of the deceased rider our sincere condolences.
“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
“Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.”
The company also thanked the staff, instructors, marshals, paramedics and emergency services that ‘performed with professionalism under such extreme duress’.
It is understood the firm plans to start a collection for the fallen riders following messages from forums and clubs.
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