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Video: TT race crash injures spectators

A horrific crash on the final day of the TT Races on the Isle of Man when a rider from South Yorkshire crashed into the crowd has left eleven spectators injured - many had to be taken to hospital.

Jonathan Howarth from Barnsley, who was taking part in his first ever TT, was on the bike and was able to walk away from the crash unhurt. It happened on Bray Hill just at the start of the final race of the week long event. The race had to be stopped until the casualties were treated.

Kate Walby has been speaking to Juan Turner, a reporter on the island.

Spectators injured in TT crash

Paramedics treat injured spectators at TT Credit: Press Eye Belfast

Eleven spectators were injured when a rider from South Yorkshire crashed into the crowd on the final day of the TT Races on the Isle of Man .

A policeman runs to aid injured spectators at TT Credit: Press Eye Belfast

Jonathan Howarth from Barnsley, who was taking part in his first ever TT, was on the bike and was able to walk away from the crash unhurt. It happened on Bray Hill just at the start of the final race of the week long event.

Emergency services at TT crash Credit: Press Eye Belfast

The race had to be stopped until the casualties were treated.

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11 injured in Yorkshire rider TT crash

Eleven spectators have been taken to hospital following a crash on the opening lap of the Senior TT race in the Isle of Man.

One is described as "seriously injured". The others have sustained "non life threatening" injuries.

It happened just after 1pm today on Bray Hill when rider Jonathan Howarth from Barnsley crashed on the fast downhill section less than a mile from the start.

Mr Howarth escaped unhurt

Bray Hill is one of the most popular vantage points for TT spectators.