Wales

Motorcycle crash at Pembrey race track kills mum-of-three

Laura Davies Image copyright Laura Davies
Image caption Mother-of-three Laura was a keen motorcyclist

A motorcyclist has died after falling from her bike on a race track.

Mother-of-three Laura Davies, 39, suffered serious head injuries in the crash on her Yamaha R1 bike at Pembrey Circuit, Carmarthenshire, at 16:40 BST on Sunday.

She was treated at the scene before being airlifted to University Hospital Wales in Cardiff but died on Tuesday.

Phil Bevan Trackdays, which organised the race event on the track, said no other rider was involved.

In a statement, the company said: "It is with an extremely heavy heart that we must inform you that due to an incident... one of our riders has passed away.

"In the final Intermediate session of the day she fell from her R1 at Brooklands Hairpin, and suffered serious head injuries.

"We, as the Phil Bevan Trackdays team, wish to pass on our sincere condolences to both the immediate family and friends at such a tragic time.

"We would also like to thank the medical team at Pembrey Circuit and University Hospital of Wales."

Friends have described her as an "ambassador" for female riders.

The crash happened just three days after she had been part of a group of motorcyclists who visited the nearby Welsh Air Ambulance station to present a donation of just under £11,500.

Motorbike event organiser No Limits Trackdays extended its "sincere deepest heartfelt condolences".

"Laura leaves behind three young children who must be absolutely inconsolable and distraught to have to go through something like this," the company said in a statement.

"In a twist of fate, Laura, who was a avid rider, was also well known as an active supporter of that exact local air ambulance."

A fundraising page has already raised almost £8,000 and motorcyclists are meeting in Haverfordwest on Wednesday evening for a ride in her memory.

Image copyright Alan Hughes/Geograph
Image caption The owners of Pembrey Circuit said their thoughts were with Laura's family "at this terrible time"

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