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VIR: Red Bull Rookie Cup rider fatality annnounced

August 18, 2008 Statement regarding the accident at the Virginia International Raceway Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup event: Toriano Wilson, a road racer from Bermuda, fell on the track during the first lap and was accidentally struck by...

August 18, 2008

Statement regarding the accident at the Virginia International Raceway Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup event:

Toriano Wilson, a road racer from Bermuda, fell on the track during the first lap and was accidentally struck by another rider while attempting to get out of the way.

Toriano was airlifted to UNC Medical Center for treatment, but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead early Monday morning. The other rider was transported to Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC and suffered a broken left arm and broken left femur. He is in a stable condition.

The AMA and Red Bull have a long history in racing and every effort is made to create the safest possible environment for all participants. Unfortunately, racing also carries inherent risks. This was a tragic accident and our thoughts are with both families at this time.

-credit: us.redbull.com

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