TT crash: Ballyclare rider Jamie Hamilton airlifted to hospital

Ballyclare rider Jamie Hamilton. INLT 20-909-CON

Ballyclare rider Jamie Hamilton. INLT 20-909-CON

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Ballyclare TT rider Jamie Hamilton has “serious, but not life-threatening” injuries after crashing in today’s final race on the Isle of Man.

The 24-year-old crashed at high speed during the Classic TT.

Jamie Hamilton at the Isle of Man TT. INLT 24-929-CON

Jamie Hamilton at the Isle of Man TT. INLT 24-929-CON

The main event was red-flagged after the incident on the Cronk-y-Voddy straight at the 11th Milestone on the second lap. It is one of the fastest parts of the 37-mile course.

Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson said Hamilton was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

One eye witness said the Ballyclare man’s’s bike “disintegrated in a big fireball” after hitting a tree.