Cadwell BSB: Jones suffers fractured collarbone, no head injury

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MSVR has confirmed Dan Jones has escaped without a head injury despite being briefly knocked unconscious following a horrific accident during the early stages of the first British Superbike Championship race at Cadwell Park.

The iForce BMW rider struck the unsighted FS-3 Kawasaki of Lee Jackson, who had crashed on the landing from his leap at he Mountain on lap two of Sunday’s BSB eBay Sprint race.

While most of the field swerved to avoid the stricken ZX-10RR, Takumi Takahashi first clipped the bike to sustain a puncture before Jones collided head-on.

Initially knocked unconscious in the impact, Jones was stabilised trackside before being taken to the medical centre and on to Hull Royal Infirmary. Despite the force of the accident, Jones avoided a head injury, though he was diagnosed with a fractured collarbone and concussion.

“Earlier today during the first Bennetts BSB race at Cadwell Park circuit Lee Jackson crashed at the Mountain section on the second lap, unavoidably Takumi Takahashi and Dan Jones also crashed necessitating an immediate red flag,” read a statement from MSVR.

“Jackson and Takahashi were both unhurt but Dan Jones sustained injuries including initially being unconscious. He was stabilised first trackside and then at the circuit medical centre before he was flown to Hull Royal Infirmary for scans and further investigations.

“Fortunately, these showed that there was no head or other injury requiring operation, only a fractured collarbone and concussion. He is being kept in hospital for further observation.”

Jones, 21, is competing in his first season of BSB after stepping up from the British GP2 Championship and has scored a best result of 17th, achieved last time out at Thruxton.