Speedway events are very popular and it is not hard to see why. They are packed with people who crowd in around the oval track to see a number of bikers make their way round the track time and time again, each one trying to get the best of all the others.
While an accident at a speedway event could potentially happen, it is usually pretty unlikely it will do so. However there have been cases where people have been injured as the result of such an accident.
This might happen due to insufficient protection for the crowds or poor barriers in place for example. It is worth pointing out that such a thing is exceptionally rare, but there is the potential for it to occur from time to time.
Outcome of an accident at a speedway event
When this type of accident happens there is the potential for several people to be hurt. Since the motorbikes are ridden at a fair speed and have no brakes, there is little chance for them to stop or avoid an accident if they go off the track.
Even if they crash into the barriers there could potentially be bits of the bike flying off into the crowd.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped those who have been unfortunate enough to be involved in such an incident while they have been in the crowd before. While this is immensely rare, it is advisable to get legal advice if it should happen to you.
There are other things that could potentially happen at a speedway event if appropriate health and safety measures are not in place here. Every workplace and venue of this nature should always undertake risk assessments for different processes that will be in place.
If these are not done, or they are not done properly, there is a chance that a claim could be made that someone was negligent in their behaviour.
Accident Advice Helpline is here if you wish to seek such advice. Call us on: 0800 689 0500 to see whether you could indeed get no-obligation advice that could push you closer to making a compensation claim.
Make sure you know where you stand legally – try our 30-second online test to find out more too if you wish. Compensation might be a possibility but you need to get in touch first.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen