Birmingham Commonwealth Games: British cyclist Matt Walls flings into crowd in horrific crash

  • 01/08/2022

British cyclist Matt Walls was involved in a horrific crash at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, on Sunday (local time).

The cyclist was on the final lap of the men's 15km scratch race when Walls and his bike went flying over the barriers and into the crowd.

Paramedics rushed to the scene of the crash as the Isle of Man cyclist Matt Bostock of the Isle had to be taken away on a stretcher and another man covered in blood was taken away in a wheelchair.

A Birmingham 2022 spokesperson told The Sun: "Following a crash at the morning session of track and para-track cycling at the Lee Valley VeloPark, three cyclists and two spectators have been treated by the onsite medical team".

A young girl was also reportedly injured in the collision and had been treated by medics for a cut on her arm.

After the collision, the morning session was abandoned and spectators had been cleared out of the velodrome.

Walls was reportedly treated for more than 40 minutes before he was put in an ambulance and taken to  hospital.

He tweeted: "Thank you everyone for the messages and support! I’ve somehow come away with no serious injuries just a few stitches and pretty banged up.

"I really hope everyone else involved is ok including the spectators that may have been injured."

Bostock also tweeted about the horrific incident: "Big thanks to everyone who has messaged and checked in.

"Just want to let everyone know I’m okay. Quite battered but hoping to be back in time for the RR next week.

"Really scary crash, especially happy to see @mattwalls somehow came away relatively okay."

Canadian Mathias Guillemette was disqualified for causing the initial crash.