Tragedy at National VMX event

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robkinuk

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4/12/2012 6:46 AM

Last weekend was the opening round of the hugely popular National twinshock Series, held at Polesworth, England.
The second race of the day was red flagged after Matt Murphy had a hard crash and sustained head injuries.
Paramedics and marshalls were immediately on scene and the Air Ambulance attended together with a doctor.
They put Matt under anesthetic for the short flight to hospital, where Matt was admitted to Intensive Care unit and was reported in a stable condition. He was taken to operating theatre but sadly didn't make it through the operation.
I knew Matt well, he was a fun loving 22 year old, always laughing and joking, enjoying his racing together with his dad Gary and younger brother. Together the family built a great circuit at Long Lane Telford.
My sincere condolenses and thoughts are with his family & friends, the first aiders and every one is so shocked by this terrible
accident.
Godspeed Matt..............just save me a space next to you in the "paddock in the sky" so we can hear you laughing and see that infectious smile again!


Matt on his Maico at Polesworth in 2010.



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4/12/2012 6:52 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family...Godspeed

danman

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4/12/2012 7:06 AM

RIP moto brother!

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4/12/2012 7:11 AM

Oh, man.

To see an accident happen at a fun event like a VMX race is very sad, indeed.

Thoughts and prayers.

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4/12/2012 7:12 AM

very sad indeed! RIP

just goes to show it doesn't matter what stroke the bike is, what type of track it is or even what year the bike is. This sport is dangerous as fuck.

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4/12/2012 7:20 AM

Sad day, RIP sir.

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4/12/2012 7:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/12/2012 7:22 AM

Very Sad day, Condolences to Matt's Family and friends.

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4/12/2012 8:23 AM

RIP, very sad.

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4/12/2012 8:39 AM

Sorry for all friends and family.

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4/12/2012 9:03 AM

RIP moto brother

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4/12/2012 9:26 AM

So very very sad to read this. As Bryce Vallee's stepmom, and going through what we have been with Bryce, it is so hard to read that someone has passed because of his moto injuries. I pray for his family right now. My deepest sympathies go out to them.

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4/12/2012 9:30 AM

It's the sad part of this sport. RIP and my condolence to his family and friends.

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4/12/2012 9:44 AM

best wishes, sorry about your lose.

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4/12/2012 9:46 AM

God Speed,
See ya some day.
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4/12/2012 9:48 AM

wired4speed wrote:

It's the sad part of this sport. RIP and my condolence to his family and friends.

Yep, and it's almost becoming like roulette every time we go riding. Kinda sucks knowing in the back of your head what could easily happen on any given riding day. RIP Matt.

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4/12/2012 9:51 AM

I hate to hear that dude. Sad situation.


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4/12/2012 9:52 AM

Sorry to hear this Rob, condolences to Matt's other friends and family,

Godspeed Matt -

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4/12/2012 10:13 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to Matt's family and friends.
RIP Matt!

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4/12/2012 11:38 AM

Damn , my condolences. RIP

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4/12/2012 11:53 AM

Terrible. R.I.P. young man.

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4/12/2012 12:10 PM

Very sad, my condolences to the young man's family

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4/12/2012 12:11 PM

Awful to hear this.
RIP Matt.

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4/12/2012 12:22 PM

Terrible news... RIP.

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4/12/2012 3:08 PM

Sincerest condelences to his friends and family. So sad.

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4/12/2012 9:18 PM

RIP moto brother.

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4/12/2012 10:00 PM

Condolences to Matt's friends and family.

Godspeed

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4/13/2012 1:39 AM

Condolences to Matt's Family and friends

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4/13/2012 3:33 AM

Terrible news..My Condolences

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4/13/2012 5:14 AM

Godspeed Matt...

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4/13/2012 7:14 AM

R.I.P. Brother