By Bridget O’Donnell
A motorcyclist was injured at Shanghai Circus World during a stunt performance on Tuesday.
A motorcyclist was apparently injured Tuesday during a live stunt performance of “Cosmic Voyage” at Shanghai Circus World.
According to China News, the male driver, who is in his 20s, sustained injuries to his face and hands after falling off his bike in midair while driving inside a 6.5 meter tall sphere-shaped cage with another motobiker. After a hard landing on the bottom of the cage, his bike fell on top of him.
The other motorcyclist left the accident unscathed.
A tipster who had a friend at the show was at the show tells Shanghaiist:
During the motorcycle in a round cage event … at the point where they go in 360 totally vertically up and down (defying gravity) one driver lost momentum, fell off the bike and the bike fell on him. The other driver kept circulating horizontally around the globe for 10 minutes while paramedics took out the boy who had the accident.
Though spectators said the injury looked fatal, doctors say it isn’t serious. The young man apparently lost a few teeth and required stitches on his chin.
It was the first accident since “Cosmic Voyage” was introduced to Shanghai Circus World six years ago.
Here’s a video of a typical performance: