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Racer Breaks Leg In Bizarre Incident

Published: July 7, 2016 1:49 pm ET

Last Comment: July 8, 2016 11:08 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

In a pretty bizarre case of truth being stranger than fiction, an injured horse racing participant suffered further agony this past weekend when an ambulance drove over his leg and broke it as he laid in pain on the racetrack.

An article by the BBC is one of multiple reports about Northern Ireland jockey Chris Meehan, who was injured in a Sunday, July 3 accident during a race at an Italian track.

The 22-year-old Thoroughbred rider had gone down due to the racing accident, which saw him break his nose, get knocked unconscious, and suffer a laceration along his jaw that required 27 stitches to seal.

The on-track ambulance was dispatched to come to Meehan’s aid. The rider explained to BBC Radio Foyle that the starter had come to his aid and placed him in the ‘recovery position,’ with his right leg out straight.

Meehan explained how the racetrack was not that wide and the ambulance had to reverse to turn around. It was then that the ambulance reversed over the rider’s outstretched leg.

"After I [let] a roar out of me, everybody realized that the ambulance was on top of me and they all jumped up and pushed it off me," Meehan said.

What makes the situation even stranger is that Meehan’s father is an ambulance driver, and, of course, he has many family members that are also in the business.

"My father in Northern Ireland has been in the ambulance service for 30 years and he wasn't too happy at the sound of what went on."

(With files from the BBC)

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