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Sidecar accident results in premature end to Tuesday practice

Elderly husband and wife team escape serious injury in Sidecar crash during practice for Isle of Man TT races
The third practice session of this year's Isle of Man TT races on Tuesday was cut short due to 
a red-flag incident at Sarah's Cottage involving husband and wife team
 Robin and Annette Daykin. 


Fortunately Mr Daykin, who is 73, escaped unhurt, while his 61-year-old wife sustained a broken ankle in the crash.

The session was halted, as the area where the accident happened at
 Lambfell is inaccessible by helicopter and an ambulance was dispatched 
to the scene via the course. 


Only one lap of Sidecar practice was completed as a result, with Tim 
Reeves and Dan Sayle credited with the fastest speed at 112.80mph. 


Meanwhile, further updates were provided following Monday's incidents in the Sidecar class.

Driver Glyn Jones, who crashed at Keppel Gate, suffered neck injuries and was due to be kept in Noble's Hospital for further examination.

His passenger, Richard Murphy, sustained knee and soft tissue injuries but was discharged from hospital on Tuesday morning.

Former World Sidecar champions Ben and Tom Birchall were also involved in a crash at Brandywell on Monday.

Ben was released from hospital on Tuesday after injuring his elbow, with Tom also discharged.

The pair are planning in competing in Wednesday evening's practice session.

All four had been airlifted to hospital following the incidents on Monday.





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Boo - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 12:39 PM

Wow! The TT is a hardcore way to spend your retirement years together... I'll probably just settle for a caravan in Skeggy! (being serious for a second though, I'm glad they aren't seriously hurt...)



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