14-year-old biker dies in crash during motorcycle race in Spain
A 14-year-old Spanish rider died on Sunday after being struck by another rider during a motorcycle race in Spain, organizers said.
Hugo Millán was knocked down after falling in the middle of the track during the second round of the European Talent Cup race at the MotorLand Aragón circuit.
Although a few riders were able to dodge Millán as he tried to get up and pull out of a corner, organizers said Oleg Pawelec on the No.5 bike hit him directly.
Millán, who started in second position, remained motionless on the ground as the other riders passed by. He had just avoided crashing a few corners earlier but eventually lost control and crashed while in second.
Pawelec was not seriously injured and left the track on his own.
Millán was treated by medics for several minutes before being transported to the track hospital in an ambulance. He was then transported to another hospital by helicopter.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Hugo Millán succumbed to his injuries after an accident during the HETC race,” organizers of FIM CEV Repsol said on Twitter.
Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez was among the best riders to react to Millán’s death.
“RIP, Hugo Millán,” Marquez said on Twitter. “My deepest condolences to his family, friends and team. “