Tags: andrea antonelli | killed | motorcycle | crash

Andrea Antonelli Killed in Motorcycle Crash at Moscow Race

Image: Andrea Antonelli Killed in Motorcycle Crash at Moscow Race

By Alexandra Ward   |   Monday, 22 Jul 2013 08:21 AM

Italian motorcyclist Andrea Antonelli was killed Sunday in a high-speed crash during a World Supersport Championship race in Moscow.

Antonelli, 25, lost control of his Kawasaki during the first lap of the race and collided with fellow Italian Lorenzo Zanetti, who was traveling more than 150 mph.

"Despite their efforts, Andrea sadly succumbed to his injuries at 2:10 p.m. local time," FIM World Championship, the sport's sanctioning body, said in a statement. "Everyone involved in motorcycle championships extends its deepest condolences to Andrea's family, friends, team, and the Italian Federation at this tragic loss."

Editor's Note: Don't Miss These Free Government Giveaways

Massimo Corbascio, one of the doctors who worked to resuscitate Antonelli, said there was "absolutely nothing" they could do to save him.

"In these cases, even if you intubate someone and take them to the intensive care unit — he remains a body attached to a machine with no brain, there's just blood in the brain," Corbascio told SportingLife.com.

Supersport fans took to Twitter to mourn the tragic loss of Antonelli.







Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related stories:

NASCAR Driver Leffler Dies After Accident in Dirt Car Event

Marysville Raceway Accident: Race Car Driver Kills Cousin in Tragic Crash

NASCAR: Mark Martin Clocks 214 MPH in Ideal Conditions at Indy  

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
2Share
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved