BSB SSTK 600 rider Clifford in induced coma after Snetterton crash

Aaron Clifford suffers serious head injuries in an accident during the BSB Superstock 600 race at Snetterton.

Aaron Clifford

PIRELLI National Superstock 600 rider Aaron Clifford has been placed in an induced coma following a multi-bike accident during the latest British Superbike Championship round at Snetterton.

The 19-year-old was injured in an accident involving Adam Hartgrove and Charlie Morris along the Senna Straight during the warm-up lap for the SSTK 600 race.

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Clifford, from Duleek in Ireland, was immediately tended to by trackside staff and medical intervention car personnel before he was transferred to the circuit medical centre and treated for a number of injuries, including a serious head injury.

After being placed into an induced coma by the MSVR BSB Medical Team, Clifford was transferred by East Anglia Air Ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he continues to be assessed.

Morris was diagnosed with a broken collarbone and suspected dislocated wrist, while Hartgrove sustained minor injuries.

Clifford, who competes for the eponymous Clifford Racing Yamaha team, started the season as a title contender with three podiums from the opening three rounds. 

Full statement from MSVR

“On the warm-up lap of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race at Snetterton circuit, Aaron Clifford, aged 19 from Duleek (Ireland), Adam Hartgrove, aged 20 from Northampton and Charlie Morris, aged 24 from Potters Bar, fell from their machines along the Senna Straight.

“Aaron Clifford was treated immediately trackside by ground post and medical intervention car personnel before being transferred to the circuit medical centre. He was diagnosed as having sustained a serious head injury, amongst other injuries. He was placed in an induced coma by the MSVR BSB Medical Team before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridgeshire by the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

“Charlie Morris was transferred by road to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a broken collarbone and a suspected dislocated wrist whilst Adam Hartgrove sustained minor injuries not requiring hospitalisation.

“Further updates will be provided when available.”