Co Down man 'serious' after Czech crash

Published Monday, 19 May 2014
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Ballygowan motorcyclist Michael Pearson is fighting for his life after sustaining serious injuries in a race in the Czech Republic.

Co Down man 'serious' after Czech crash
Michael Pearson was injured in the race in eastern Europe. (© Presseye)

Pearson was injured in the Superbike event in the Horice road races on Sunday.

The 37-year-old came off at the first corner and slid into nearby trees after colliding with another rider who fell off his bike moments earlier.

He was airlifted to a nearby hospital following the incident and his parents are said to be at his bedside.

It is believed he suffered injuries to his back as well as internal bleeding.

A former Irish Superbike champion, Pearson qualified on pole for the race and had earlier won the Supersport 600 race in the day's racing.

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