The Commonwealth Games have been rocked by a serious track cycling accident for the second time in as many days.
Meanwhile, in the second heat of the men’s 15km dash, Isle of Man’s Matt Bostock and England’s Matt Walls had a horrific crash that sent Walls flying into the crowd.
Towers was trying to avoid the fallen riders by driving up the banked curve, but collided with a rival and went straight into the crowd.
Bostock was then removed on the stretch from Lee Valley Velopark, where he was treated to a standing ovation while screens were set up around Olympic omnium champion Walls. He was later taken to hospital for ‘precautionary examination’.
According to the BBC, one member of the audience was carried out of the venue in a wheelchair “covered in blood” and a young girl was treated for a cut on her arm.
Australian Joshua Duffy was also involved in the incident, but he did not appear to be seriously injured, while Canadian Mathias Guillemt was disqualified.
Canadian Derek Gee – number 15, in blue below – just barely managed to avoid running into the crowd.
The remainder of the session was canceled and the velodrome cleared.
More to come.