Craig Jones 1985-2008

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Craig Jones 1985-2008

Post by djalbin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:21 pm

Craig Jones 1985-2008
by jim mcdermott
Monday, August 04, 2008

Saddened to read this morning of the ultimely passing of young British rider Craig Jones. Jones, 23, died last night, following an incident during the World Supersport race at Brands Hatch. Jones was in 2nd place at his home race, pushing hard at the fast Clark Curve section of the track, when he lost the rear end of the bike and was thrown to the pavement. Andrew Pitt, following closely in third place, took evasive action but had nowhere to go, and clipped Jones as he tumbled down the track.

The race was immediately stopped. Jones's heart was restarted 4 times at the track. He was diagnosed with a serious head injury and was flown by Air Ambulance to the Royal London Hospital, where he died during the night.
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Post by davemfox2 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:58 am

RIP - a sad loss

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Post by kiwi60 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:43 pm

I saw this happen on TV, very sad for everyone involved.

It didn't look like much more than the bike sliding out from under him for a start, but by the time he stopped sliding, you just knew it was serious.

RIP Craig
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Post by FZRDude » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:21 pm

kiwi60 wrote:I saw this happen on TV, very sad for everyone involved.

It didn't look like much more than the bike sliding out from under him for a start, but by the time he stopped sliding, you just knew it was serious.

RIP Craig
I saw it on youtube and like you said..... didn't look like that big an off, but then he's spinning down the track motionless..... was creepy.
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Post by stan » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:29 am

Always sad to see a racer leave the planet in this way, and i feel for Andrew Pitt, pitty was involved in an accident with Gary McCoy recently which left McCoy with spinal & rib fractures and a punctured lung

RIP Craig Jones

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Post by sickle44 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:27 am

a moment of silence from us all, definitely in order.
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