Guy Martin Suffers Broken Ribs, Sternum and Vertebrae in High-Speed Crash at Dundrod

The Dundrod 150 Superbike race was an ill-fated one for charismatic rider Guy Martin. He exited a high-speed turn while he was leading the race and his bike wobbled violently.
Dundrod 150 marshals around Guy Martin after his crash. 6 photos
Photo: BBC sports capture
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Because of the high speed, Martin lost control of his bike and high-sided violently, with the bike closely missing him as he was tumbling on the road. His Tyco BMW smashed into a foam barrier and projected into the air, crashing hard to the ground and stopping close to the left side of the road.

Martin tumbled several times as he left the road into a nearby field and remained lying on his back. While we first thought he had lost consciousness, we could see that he was not motionless, even if he was unable to get up. And it's good he didn't move...

Martin suffered breaks to his ribs, sternum and vertebrae

Even though his team initially tweeted that Guy was only battered up, he was admitted into the Royal Victoria Hospital with suspicions of broken ribs. The medical investigations revealed so much more than first thought, as doctors discovered he had suffered breaks to his ribs, sternum and vertebrae.

Martin's family was at the hospital with him and his sister Kate tweeted that he was in good spirits, even though he was to undergo a back surgery to stabilize his vertebrae. At the time of writing, Guy Martin was in surgery. According to his sister, the surgery should take around three hours.
The race was won by new Zealand rider Bruce Anstey, and he was followed by Conor Cummins and Peter Hickman. Guy Martin will miss the upcoming Ulster GP, but we guess that the race is probably the last thing he is thinking about now. Follow this BBC Sports link to watch Guy Martin's Dundrod 150 crash.
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