‘Stuntmen’ hurt as bike back-flip fails at Glasgow Hydro
5 February 2016
From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
Media captionAn amateur cameraman caught the accident on film
Two stuntmen have been injured after a motorbike back-flip went wrong at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow.
The Nitro Circus performance at the SSE Hydro was halted on Thursday night after three people and a bike rider fell off during an attempted stunt.
All four came off when the bike failed to clear a ramp. The two injured men were later taken to hospital.
The three passengers had been thought to be audience members but the BBC understands they were part of the act.
All four people on the bike had been wearing protective suits and helmets.
The BBC has been told that although they were announced as audience members they were actually stuntmen.
Both injured men were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. One is believed to have a hip injury, the other facial injuries.
At least one audience member, Lee Halbert, filmed the incident on a mobile phone.
Source:: BBC UK