MotoGP » MotoGP officials explain Tomizawa medical treatment

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Hedgeholer - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:03 PM

You DON'T move a causalty with suspected spinal injuries iuntil they are imobilised.

That is a basic, standard protocol designed to signifanctly reduce the very real risk that otherwise you risk killing or paralysing them.

Failure to comply is negligence.

The statement about 'moving him to facilities' is spin - The ambulance could have been brouight to Tamazawa if the race had been stopped.

It is disgusting.

The Italian Health & Safety body are delinquent if they don't go thoroughly through what happened.

aususa - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:07 PM

What a load of cr@p. I only have basic first aid skills and I know that you don't move a seriously injured person that has been run over. I find their explanation superfical and condesending.

MuppetControl - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:10 PM

Sorry, but this Doctor fella is talking utter nonsense, he's a mouth piece for Dorna.....As has been said before you never ever move a seriously injured rider, period. You stop the race, get the medical team in and give him the best possible care. Hauling him around when he's been hit by two bikes doing 140mph was shocking, truly shocking. Just don't believe that this would have happened at a UK event, they would have red flagged it straight away. UK marshals are the best and most informed in the world, that's at least one thing we still do very well.....all very sad this, Tomizawa, RIP and Gods speed.

Pizzdoff - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:11 PM

They'll white-wash it.

The blame will fall on some half trained Marshall who was obeying instructions from the oraganisers which they can't be proved to have issued.

They are so concerned not to upset the TV broadcasters or sponsors they won't stop the race if they can avoid it. Well now its a horrible own goal because no one wants to be linked with such callous behaviour.

I vaguely recall the rider that died at Suzuka a few years ago was mishandled too to let the race continue?
I may be wrong?

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:18 PM

There's another flaw in the smokescreen too.

Dorna's tame doctor says 'We didn't need the race stopped once he was behind the barriers yadder yadder'.

You have a big crash. You red flag the race. You don't *need* to get behind the barriers.

Talk about getting the cart in front of the horse and hoping no one will notice.

Dorna are really piling the bulls through here and you wouldn't want to step in what they're emitying!

sammyboy - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:20 PM

what a complete and utter copout. i have never heard someone talk so muck bull in one conversation(well rawdog goes close). what is the first thing every person is told if you witness a motorcycle accident??? do not move the person under any circumstance as you can and probably will do more harm than good. secondly why try and tell us tomizawa was still alive as he entered the ambulance,we all know,bless his sole,that he dies instantly in the accident and the only reason he was not confirmed dead at the circuit is because it would mean a full investigation of the circuit and thing im not too sure about is why people would want to cancel the gp race,as horrible as this accident is,these things unfortunatly happen and im sure tomizawa would not of want the motorcycling world to stop for him. god bless you tomizawa r.i.p

SeanM - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 1:24 PM

I agree with most of the points made above. The marshals' actions may not have contributed to Shoya losing his battle but they certainly didn't help.

I understand they personally would have been in a state of shock but their actions were unacceptable.

One small consolation people can take from this is the one I took at the time of Craig Jones' passing.

They were both doing what they loved, hanging it out, giving us a show and mixing it at the front.

RIP Tomizawa-san

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