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Fundraising page for motorbike rider's crash exceeds target




A fundraising page, set up after a motorbike rider’s crash left him in a coma, has exceeded its target.

Aaron Clifford was in an accident involving two other riders during the warm-up lap of a National STK600 race at Snetterton Circuit on Sunday, July 21.

The 19-year-old Irish rider was placed into a medically-induced coma and was then airlifted to Addensbrooke’s Hospital.

ViSK British Superbikes Championship round 5, from Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk. Picture: Andy Payton/PSP
ViSK British Superbikes Championship round 5, from Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk. Picture: Andy Payton/PSP

His injuries include a serious head injury, two broken cheek bones, a collapsed left lung, broken sternum, multiple broken ribs, broken wrists and right arm, shattered left femur, broken neck and dislocated pelvis.

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Friends of the family have now set themselves the goal of raising £18,500 for the teen’s medical expenses. So far, they have raised more than £20,000.

Writing on the page, parents Kenneth and Michelle said: “This is going to be an extremely long and difficult road for Aaron. We would like to thank everyone for all their kind messages and prayers.

“Also a very special thank you to the BSB medical team and the air ambulance.”

To donate, go to gofundme.com.


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