Motorbike Racer Barely Avoids Ambulance Crossing a Scorching Observe

Motorbike rider Daniel Alexander virtually struck an ambulance that was crossing a sizzling monitor at Georgia’s Roebling Highway Raceway throughout a race on Sunday, March 19. Alexander caught the near-miss on his forward-facing digicam; he was compelled to take evasive motion by leaving the monitor, which resulted in a crash. Dwayne A. Brown, one other rider following Alexander, wasn’t fairly so fortunate; he clipped the rear of the ambulance. Each riders had been fortunately in a position to stroll away from the crash, however it’s nonetheless unclear why an ambulance was allowed to enter the lively monitor within the first place.

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Footage of Alexander’s incident was posted to YouTube by fellow rider Moto Mutt Worldwide:

Ambulance Drives onto Roebling Highway Raceway Throughout Race Inflicting Two Crashes

This crash came about throughout a WERA Nationwide Problem race for Open Superstock Professional and Novice riders. The clip from Alexander’s digicam didn’t seize the complexity of the complete incident, however fellow rider Aaron Dearborn additionally took to YouTube to talk about what he noticed. Dearborn was not competing within the race in query; he was spectating and filming. After witnessing what occurred, he instantly spoke to his digicam about what transpired:

Roebling Chaos Aftermath |WERA Nationals March nineteenth 2023

“I noticed the ambulance on the brink of exit,” Dearborn says, noting that the race had not been pink flagged however was as a substitute below a yellow after one in all Dearborn’s mates crashed in Flip 1. “I turned and heard… a motorcycle hit one thing.

“I flip again round and see items of particles flying down the monitor. The ambulance is now on monitor, pulling ahead.”

Dearborn was unclear what had occurred and opted towards competing in his race that afternoon for worry of an identical incident unfolding.

WERA Motorbike Roadracing issued the next statement concerning the occasion:

On March nineteenth within the Open Superstock race at Roebling Highway Raceway, there was an incident on the entrance straight involving an ambulance and two riders. The ambulance was leaving the monitor to move an injured rider from an earlier incident. As a result of a miscommunication between the ambulance driver and race officers the ambulance crossed in entrance of two bikes. Each riders did fall however walked away from the crash. WERA is investigating what led to this incident and might be instituting any vital adjustments to stop the identical factor from taking place sooner or later.

Moreover, Roadracing World reviews that Alexander was unhurt “however was unable to talk on the cellphone.” The publication additionally writes that Brown declined a possibility to talk “till he’s had an opportunity to amass authorized illustration. Brown posted on Fb that he didn’t endure any main accidents however did go to a neighborhood hospital with some ache.

Jalopnik has reached out to Roebling Highway Raceway for remark by way of each cellphone and e-mail; on the time of publication, we have now not heard again from monitor organizers. We are going to replace this text with any response we obtain.