Northern Ireland

Armoy Road Races: Competitor airlifted to hospital after crash

Helicopter at races Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption An Irish Coastguard helicopter flew the injured rider to the George Best Belfast City Airport.

A motorcyclist competing in the Armoy Road Races in County Antrim is critically ill in hospital after suffering a head injury in a crash.

He was airlifted from the scene after the crash in the 400cc Supersport race just after 16:00 BST on Saturday.

An Irish Coastguard helicopter flew the injured rider to the George Best Belfast City Airport.

An ambulance met the crew at the airport and transferred the patient to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

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