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Prosecutor to bring charges over Tomizawa death?

The prosecutor of Rimini has reportedly launched an investigation into the death of Shoya Tomizawa following the Moto2 Grand Prix at Misano.

According to the Italian ANSA news agency, Paolo Giovagnoli will begin an inquest into the 19-year-old's tragic death in a move that could also see criminal charges being brought.

Tomizawa crashed on lap 12 of the race into the path of Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding, but the race was not stopped as track marshals swiftly stretchered him off the circuit.

However, Tomizawa was then accidentally dropped by a marshal when they stumbled whilst carrying through the gravel.

With an impending autopsy set to reveal exactly what contributed to his death, ANSA says Giovagnoli is considering bringing charges to individuals that are yet to be identified.

The news comes after MotoGP officials defended the decision not to stop the race to allow Tomizawa to receive treatment at the track, claiming they were better equipped to deal with his serious injuries behind the scenes.

Tagged as: Misano , Tomizawa

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September 07, 2010 11:27 AM

I don't think you can hold the guy that dropped the stretcher as accountable, if his instructions are to remove the rider from the track as quickly as possible then that is his job. It was just an unfortunate accident that he dropped the stretcher. The blame should be placed upon the shoulders of race direction - that race should of been red flagged and appropriate action taken immediately.

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September 07, 2010 11:19 AM

Let's hope they take Dorna and the circuit owners to the f****n cleaners. What happened was a complete disgrace. I've never seen such self-interest override a riders personal safety before. They should hang their heads in shame.

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