Warning: This video shows a fatal motorcycle accident from the MotoGP race in Sepang, Malaysia. Viewer discretion is advised. Marco Simoncelli died from injuries sustained in this crash.
At first sight this accident doesn’t look all that bad. I’ve seen riders get flung through the air and tumble head over feet multiple times before getting up and walking away. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case here.
Marco Simoncelli’s bike veers across the track into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Neither rider could avoid hitting Simoncelli, whose helmet was knocked off.
Simoncelli sustained injuries to his head, neck, and chest, and was in cardiac arrest by the time medics arrived on the scene. He died from his injuries despite being treated.
Rest In Peace, Marco Simoncelli: 1987 – 2011.