Indian Cyclist Meenakshi Suffers Crash, Run Over By Rival

Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffered a crash and was run over by one of her rivals in the women’s 10km scratch race at the Commonwealth Games. The horror incident saw Meenakshi fall from her bike before sliding down the bank on the bend.

New Zealand’s Bryony Botha was also caught by the crash, as her cycle ran over Meenakshi and Botha too fell from her bike. Soon after accident, medics rushed to the scene and both the riders were taken out of the race. Meenakshi was carried off on a stretcher.

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The race also involved England’s Laura Kenny, who was leading the pack before the race was brought to a halt. England’s Laura Kenny won the gold in the event. A video of Meenakshi’s crash has going viral on social media.

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Second Cyclist To Suffer Crash In 2 Days 

This is the second crash in two days at the Lee Valley Velo Park after England’s Matt Walls fell from his bike. Meanwhile, Indian cyclist Vishavjeet Singh, who qualified for the final in the men’s 15km scratch race, made a narrow escape from the horrific crash. The English cycling event resulted in a horrific experience for the participants and the audience as Olympic champion Matt Walls of England suffered stitches, scrapes and bruises after crashing over the barriers.

(With PTI inputs)