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Marshal is seriously injured when a motocross bike landed on him during a practice race on Weymouth Beach

  • It is believed the steward was hit at 12.30pm on Sunday at the Dorset event
  • Photos from the scene show a man in a fluorescent yellow vest lying injured
  • He was carried on a stretcher by paramedics and flown to Southampton Hospital

A marshal has been seriously injured after a motocross bike landed on him during a practice race on Weymouth Beach.

It is believed the steward was hit at around 12.30pm on Sunday at the Dorset event before he was flown to Southampton Hospital. 

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Photos from the scene show a man in a fluorescent yellow vest lying injured on the sand next to the course.

A marshal has been seriously injured after a motocross bike landed on him during a practice race on Weymouth Beach

A marshal has been seriously injured after a motocross bike landed on him during a practice race on Weymouth Beach

The marshal was then carried on a stretcher by paramedics into the helicopter which was forced to land on the beach.

Witnesses on Twitter said the steward was hit on the head, and described seeing the air ambulance along with a heavy police presence. 

Photos from the scene show a man in a fluorescent yellow vest lying injured on the sand next to the course

Photos from the scene show a man in a fluorescent yellow vest lying injured on the sand next to the course

It is believed the steward was hit at around 12.30pm on Sunday at the Dorset event before he was flown to Southampton Hospital

It is believed the steward was hit at around 12.30pm on Sunday at the Dorset event before he was flown to Southampton Hospital

The event was temporarily stopped, with races resuming at around 3pm, the Dorset Echo reports.   

More than 300 riders were expected to take part in this year’s race on a course of jumps and bumps.

Riders include experts who have won championships in the UK and abroad.

The event first started in in 1984 and has grown to be the biggest amateur race of its kind in the UK. 

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