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Motorcyclist dies in collision at German Ironman race

AFP | Berlin

The Daily Tribune –    

The driver of a motorcycle carrying a cameraman covering an Ironman triathlon in the northern German city of Hamburg died yesterday after colliding with a cyclist participating in the race.

“According to initial indications, there was a head-on collision between the escort motorcycle and an oncoming race cyclist,” Hamburg police said in a statement.

The driver of the motorcycle, 70, died “at the scene of the accident”, police said.

The cause of the collision with the road bike during the European championship race was not immediately clear.

The 26-year-old amateur triathlete involved in the crash was “seriously injured” and taken to hospital.

The cameraman riding pillion on the back of the motorcycle “suffered a shock” and similarly received medical attention, police said.

German public broadcaster ARD cut off its coverage of the event following the incident, though the race continued.