British speedway rider Lee Richardson has died in a horrific crash in Poland on Sunday, as Fox Sports reported. He was 33 years old.
Richardson, a former world under-21 champion was competing for PGE Marma Rzeszow in Poland against Betard Sparta Wroclaw when he lost control of his bike moments after the race starts. Lee Richardson crash video were posted on Youtube detailed on how he was thrown out from his bike after it smashed into a safety fence. Richardson, the Lakeside Hammers captain was immediately taken to a hospital in Wroclaw but died from his massive injuries, according to Telegraph UK.
Richardson tributes poured sympathy on Twitter from fellow riders expressing their disbelief at the tragic news. World champion Greg Hancock tweet: "Unreal news I just heard! It doesn't seem real and another innocent one is gone. Our thoughts are with the whole Richardson Family. RIP Lee."
British international Lewis Bridger wrote: "RIP Rico. Top, top bloke in the sport; I looked up to you so much man. I'm in tears right now. I really don't want to believe this."
Hammers owner Stuart Douglas issued a statement, "Lee’s death is a truly shocking piece of news. Sometimes the dangers the riders face in this sport are sidelined in the competitive spirit, but this proves just how brave speedway riders are. Lee is a magnificent rider, and our club, and the speedway family around the world, are left totally bereft by this tragedy."