Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Isle of Man casualty scoreboard

Condition of riders in Isle of Man TT accidents so far this year:

Dead: 0
Critical: 3
Serious: 0
Comfortable: 1

Two of the riders in critical condition collided on Saturday. Jun Maeda has a badly broken pelvis and multiple injuries and his condition is said to be worsening. Seamus Greene has serious head trauma and has been transferred to a neuro unit in Liverpool.

Two riders died in a crash in the Pre-TT races last Saturday.

It's a pretty ugly beginning to the TT, worse than usual.


Peely said...

It really begs the question. Will it be banned. There has been discussion of this as long as I can remember. Rumours were around that 2007 is going to be the last year of the TT. But as you so rightly pointed out.. the race is scheduled to continue for the next few years at least... I say, if there are men out there that are brave enough to give us the most amazing form of motorcycle racing, then let it continue. I'm not necessarily in favour of being protected from myself. The glory of being a human will be reduced to being sat in a cotton wool basket looking at the dangerous World outside... if we're not too careful.

Nicebloke said...

Totally agree - I guess my point is simply that this year has proven worse than previous years (so far).