The coming hours are decisive for the two seriously injured spectators at the Panhellenic Motocross Championship in Giannitsa.
The victims were taken to Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki, where they were sent to the intensive care unit. The next 24 hours are considered critical for their health.
This is a 27-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy who were seriously injured when a 16-year-old rider who competed in the All-Greek Motocross Championship in Giannitz lost control of his motorcycle and flew into a protective fence.
During racing in the MX2 category, in one of the jumps on the track, the rider’s motorcycle flew into the protective fence. Everything would be fine, but the metal pole that held the fence could not withstand the impact and fell on two people watching the match, as a result of which they received serious injuries.
The race was immediately stopped, and the organizer of the event and the rider, who crashed into the fence, were detained by the police. An investigation has also begun on the security conditions in which the match took place.
Later on Sunday evening, the Yannitsa prosecutor released them, in connection with the completion of a preliminary investigation by the Pella police department to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and the security measures taken.