Horrifying moment circus stunt goes wrong in Thunder Dome

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Horrifying moment circus stunt goes wrong in Thunder Dome



A shocking video showed three motorcyclists crashing into each other during a ‘Thunder Dome’ circus act on the weekend.
The accident happened on Saturday night after two of the stunt riders had been forced to use replacement bikes when their normal ones were stolen.
A third female rider was filmed colliding with the two stuntmen at Gandey’s Circus, at Aintree Racecourse, in Liverpool.

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Organiser Binky Beaumont said: ‘It looked like human error, it’s just one of those things. There was a paramedic in the audience who came out and made himself known and he went to check her over.
‘Official advice when something like this happens is to keep them still and keep them warm, so the male riders got out and that’s what we did.
‘She was awake, she was talking. The paramedic said she may have injured her leg but there did not appear to be any broken bones.’
Audience member Kyle added: ‘The man came over shouting “is there any nurses or doctors” then just ushered everyone out.
‘The rider looked to be in a bad way.’
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The female motorbike stunt rider was recovering from her injuries (Picture: Gandey’s Circus)Mr Beaumont said the two stuntmen, from Columbian organisation the Gerlings, had been practicing all day with their replacement bikes and were happy to go ahead with the show.
He confirmed the female rider was taken to hospital to be assessed.
Mr Beaumont added: ‘We’ve had hundreds of messages of love and support.
‘We have been absolutely overwhelmed, I cannot answer them all.
‘The Gerlings could not believe it, I told them what Liverpool was like.’
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Spectators screamed after witnessing the crash (Picture: Liverpool Echo)Thieves stole two red Honda CRF and one green and white Kuba 125 cc trials bike from the circus in the early hours of Thursday after they cut through fencing.
Mr Beaumont is offering a £500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the thieves.
Anyone with information can call Mr Beaumont directly on 01260 276627 or contact Merseyside Police on 101, at the social media desk @Merpol or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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