Photographer hit and killed at the British Motocross Championships

May 15, 2023

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Photographer hit and killed at the British Motocross Championships

May 15, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A photographer was killed and another man was seriously injured at the British Motocross Championships this Sunday. A rider came off his bike during a jump, and the bike crashed through a barrier made of hay bales, causing the tragedy.

[Related reading: Formula 1 racer nearly crashes into photographers in the pit stop]

Photographer Simon Mitchell was covering the event and sadly lost his life when the motorcycle crashed. The BBC reports that another man, a marshal, also suffered a serious injury in the accident, while the driver wasn’t hurt. According to the same source, both men were behind a specific marshal point and not with spectators.

The racing event took place at Foxhill near Swindon and it was attended by 10,000 people. The crash occurred at about 14:50 BST on Sunday, 14 March, and the race was immediately stopped. According to a spokesperson for the event, a non-rider being killed was “very rare in motocross,” and he could “not remember a fatality that wasn’t a rider” over his 25-year-long career. Still, it has happened, and events like this should account for the safety of everyone, from riders to spectators.

[via BBC]

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    Ah, the 2008 Suzuki RM250 twostroke! Fond memories…