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Rider killed in new speedway horror

PUBLISHED: 13:07 02 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:50 03 March 2010

THE world of speedway was rocked today following the death of a young rider at King's Lynn.

David Nix, 25, was riding in the Speedway Conference fixture between King's Lynn Knights and Newcastle Diamonds last night when he crashed into the fence at the King's Lynn track.

THE world of speedway was rocked today following the death of a young rider at King's Lynn.

David Nix, 25, was riding in the Speedway Conference fixture between King's Lynn Knights and Newcastle Diamonds last night when he crashed into the fence at the King's Lynn track.

The accident comes just three weeks after Ipswich-based Lawrence Hare was paralysed for life after a crash at Newport.

As a result of that accident, The Evening Star launched The Lawrence Hare Speedway Safety Campaign for safer fencing at tracks around the country.

Nix was in third place in heat six when he crashed at high speed into the first bend fence.

He was taken by ambulance to nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead


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