Over the weekend, a horrific incident played out at the Cicloturista Condaca Salmor Bike event in El Hierro when emergency services were alerted to the fact that a cyclist had run over a spectator.
Below footage shows the woman stepping out in front of a cyclist right in the middle of the race that ultimately knocked her and him unconscious.
More info via Euro Weekly News:
“The cyclist was rushed to the hospital. He was suffering from a moderate head injury. He was taken to the Hospital Nuestra Señora de Los Reyes in a basic life support ambulance.
The race had been heading through an urban area when the accident occurred. The injured cyclist had been leading the race when the accident happened. Many spectators had gathered to see the event.
The racecourse was fenced off but the woman managed to sneak through near an advertising arch. She was attempting to cross the road when she was hit by the cyclist.”
A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency services coordination centre confirmed: “An injured cyclist in El Hierro has been taken to hospital following a collision with another person.
“The information we received was that the cyclist had run over another person during a sporting event. The cyclist appeared from a first evaluation to be suffering from non-serious head injuries.
“A police investigation into the incident is underway.”
It later emerged the unnamed woman had been airlifted to Tenerife because of the seriousness of her injuries. Sources at the island’s La Candelaria Hospital told the Daily Star she remains “very serious.”
Back in June 2021, a woman was blamed for a massive Tour de France crash after holding out a banner on the first stage of the prestigious event. Nine riders were injured in the biggest pile-up in Tour de France history.
The 31-year-old woman was told she faces a four-month suspended prison sentence because of her actions.