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Horror crash sees cyclist Meenakshi taken from track on stretcher at Commonwealth Games women’s scratch race


THERE has been a huge crash in the Women’s 10km Scratch race at the Commonwealth Games.

The horror incident saw India’s Meenakshi Meenakshi go down and slide down the banking on the bend.

The event took place in East London despite the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham

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The event took place in East London despite the Commonwealth Games being held in BirminghamCredit: PA
Bryony Botha of New Zealand tumbled over Meenakshi Meenakshi as she slid down the bank

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Bryony Botha of New Zealand tumbled over Meenakshi Meenakshi as she slid down the bankCredit: AP
Medics rushed to the scene

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Medics rushed to the sceneCredit: AP

New Zealand’s Bryony Botha then rode straight over her as she went head first over the handlebars.

Meenakshi has since been carried off on a stretcher while Botha walked away appearing to look okay.

Fans reacted to the painful incident on social media as one supporter wished that she was okay.

The race involved British hero Laura Kenny, who was leading the pack before the race was brought to a halt.

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The event soon got back underway after and Kenny put in a stunning performance to win the gold medal for England.

Kenny will be delighted she participated now after nearly withdrawing from the competition as she hinted at the track being too dangerous.

This is the second awful crash we have seen in as many days at the Lee Valley Velo Park after England’s Matt Walls flew into crowd after coming off his bike.

Paramedics had to erect screens to shield Olympic omnium champ Walls while he received treatment while a fan was taken away in a wheelchair covered in blood.

Due to the collision, the morning session was abandoned despite there being one race left to go.

Fans were left in shock as fears the same could happen again as one said on Twitter: “Another accident”.

England currently sit second in the medals table behind Australia.





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