Shocking: Cyclist Joe Truman loses consciousness after hitting bridge in 70km/h crash at CWG, watch video
Birmingham: Cycling fans were shocked at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday when they witnessed a terrifying accident involving cyclist Joe Truman. The English cyclist lost consciousness after landing face first in a 70km/h crash during the men’s keirin event of the tournament. He has a suspected broken collarbone and needed trackside oxygen treatment before being wheeled out of the arena.
All the fans applauded Joe Truman and the medical staff after the player regained consciousness. Australian Matthew Glaetzer, whose suit was torn to shreds, also fell heavily but he was not responsible for the spike.
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Chris Hoy, a six-time Olympic medalist in high speed, said on BCC: “You run as close to the runners around you as possible. Matt Glaetzer got boxed in and walked into the back of Jack Carlin and fell right, and Joe Truman had nowhere to go.
He added: “Your heart rate is racing and the adrenaline is flowing. It’s a rare thing to have such a serious accident in the velodrome as on the road when you’re training. It’s just one of these things you have to deal with and it reminds us of how tough these guys are and how brave you have to be.”
Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman was also shocked at the incident. He said: “It’s a bad accident and we don’t see any movement from Joe Truman. It will stop the race for a while because they are going to have to take their time here. It’s about 70 km/h and more.
Joe Truman is currently in a wheelchair and will be fine after further treatment.