BSB » Andrews, Brogan injured in huge Snetterton accident

Simon Andrews suffers a broken leg and Steve Brogan has a shoulder injury after their massive accident during the second Snetterton race.

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July 04, 2011 10:40 AM

Nasty Crash, and Andrews was doubly unlucky as the replays appear to show his leg being broken as he was run over by Brogan's un-piloted honda, talk about wrong place wrong time twice! shame really as yesterdays races at the new Snetterton were some of the best ive seen.

whynot - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 10:41 AM

I think everyone wishes both riders a full and speedy recovery especially simon as his seem alot more long term, was horrible to see. get well soon and best wishes

pingley - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 12:00 PM

Why no airfence? Tyre barriers are excellent at stopping cars but not the answer for a high speed impact on the human body. Steve was lucky he went into that barrier back first with his back protector offering some protection. Not good enough really, we NEED to improve safety and the air fence technology works. We would not race GP or WSB without the stuff, COME ON DR PALMER!!

Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 12:59 PM

Speedy recovery to both of them i hope.. Never been a big fan of either but the paddock is better for having them around.. That was really big and to come out of it the way they have is a big relief..

Oscar - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 5:54 PM

As posted in another thread. Undoubtedly the scariest crash seen in years. A couple of facts. Simon didn't reach the barrier, he was arrested by the gravel bed and Steve did. There was Airfence at the corner for the first time, in the head on position and Steve was unlucky to go down a bit further round, missing it by less than five metres. Steve wasn't hospitalised and has a shoulder injury. I'm sure the powers that be review and will modify things if required.

dave from the don - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 6:34 PM

video is now on youtube


Utterly terrifying

Terrible luck for Simon in particular - but that bike could have done worse damage, possibly fatal, if it had struck him elsewhere.

Peter Ingley - Unregistered

July 05, 2011 11:20 AM

It seems that I have caused offence within the BSB management by inferring in my earlier comments about lack of airfence "They don't give a **** about rider safety." NOT my words. This was never my intention and if so, I apologise because I know different. However, the fact remains that Steve Brogan is a very lucky man indeed, and as long as I can draw a breath, I will continue to campaign for improving rider safety and increased investment in safety equipment. 43,000 paying spectators, and if we took £1 for each from the revenues, that would buy a lot of kit.

Richard Mushet

July 05, 2011 1:59 PM

Don't apologise for anyone reading between the lines of your comments Peter. It's almost like a guilty conscience the way certain people can take offence at comments they see on here.

It's almost like Crash is policed by people that shouldn't have anything to do with this site, but still manage to have influence on here?

If they took 10p out of each ticket sold, MSV could give the marshals some food too!

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