A scary scene unfolded at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday when cyclists collided in a terrible crash. The multi-rider crash forced the event to be abandoned altogether.
The wreck occurred during a qualifying heat in the men’s 15km qualifier. England’s Matt Walls flew over the barrier along with his bike and was taken away by ambulance after over a half-hour worth of medical attention. Racer Matt Bostock was taken off the track on a stretcher and was taken to a nearby hospital as well.
The crash also impacted spectators with one leaving in a wheelchair and a little girl receiving medical attention.
Videos and images of the crash are truly insane.
— Freddie King (@Freddie12989163) July 31, 2022
— Anuj Chaman (@AnujChaman) July 31, 2022
Rough velodrome crash at the games. pic.twitter.com/rrOtO0Twgk
— Tim Brannigan (@tim_brannigan) July 31, 2022
British Cycling posted an update on Sunday afternoon explaining that Walls received stitches in his forehead before being discharged from the hospital.
Update: Following medical treatment in hospital, Matt Walls has been discharged with stitches in his forehead, but thankfully no major injuries.
Our best wishes go to all riders and spectators involved in the crash and thanks go to the medical teams for their expert care.
— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) July 31, 2022
Thankfully, the injured spectators did not need to be taken to the hospital for treatment.
This particular wreck comes one day after English cyclist Joe Truman was knocked unconscious in a crash of his own.
Cyclists in the velodrome can reach speeds up to 60 mph. Obviously, a cycling wreck traveling at that speed can cause some serious injuries.