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Motorbike doctor dies after fatal crash at practice session

Dr John Hinds passed away earlier today.

Image: MCUI Medical Team via Facebook

A NOTABLE ROAD racing medic has been killed in a fatal crash at a practice session for the Skerries 100.

Dr John Hinds was was involved in the crash yesterday evening and was subsequently taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

He died as a result of his injuries earlier today.

Garda confirmed this afternoon that they are investigating an incident of sudden death.

The 35-year-old was a renowned figure in motorcycle racing circles in both the UK and Ireland.

Earlier this year he called for Northern Ireland to acquire its own air ambulance after he attended the scene of a motorcycle crash at the North West 200, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

There has been an outpouring of tributes for Hinds this afternoon.

In a statement on their Facebook page this evening, The Motorcycle Union of Ireland has said:

John suffered an extremely serious accident while providing medical cover at the Skerries road races yesterday and was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, but passed away earlier this morning.
As a team and as friends we are naturally devastated, but our thoughts are first for Janet and the rest of John’s family who were able to be with him at this time. We feel also for our colleagues on the Southern Medical Team and in the Beaumont who we know worked brilliantly and did everything they could to help him.

Read: Hair-raising video shows schoolkids narrowly avoiding injury in motorbike crash

Also: Motorbike crash in North West 200 sees spectator and rider in critical condition

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