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article imageMotoGP Rider Dies after Crash in San Marino

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By Jane Fazackarley     Sep 5, 2010 in Sports
19 year old Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa died today after sustaining serious injuries after a crash which occurred at the Misano World Circuit. Two other riders were involved in the accident.
The rider suffered cranial and abdominal injuries and was rushed to the Misano World Circuit medical centre, according to the MotoGP website. He was treated and put on artificial respiration.
Shoya Tomizawa was then taken to the Riccione hospital by ambulance. Two doctors traveled with him. Attempts were made to resuscitate Tomizawa but he died of his injures and was pronounced dead at 2.20 this afternoon.
The accident happened after three riders Tomizawa, Scott Redding and Alex De Angelis were involved in a collision. Tomizawa fell and was hit by some of the other bikes. He was taken off the track on a stretcher and so was Scott Redding who, according to MotoGP, did not have any serious injuries.
Tomizawa used to ride as part of the All Japan Road Race Championship before moving over to MotoGP last year. This season he took part in the Moto2 class which was introduced this year and was the winner of the inaugural race in this class.
A statement on the MotoGP website says they send their "deepest condolences" to his family.
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