Robbie Madison in hospital after MotoX accident


Robbie Madison in hospital after MotoX accident

Kiama motorcross star Robbie Maddison, has been airlifted to hospital after crashing during practice for this weekend’s Red Bull XFighters motorcycle stunt show.

The 30-year-old freestyle motocross stunt rider injured himself on a makeshift course built on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour.

Maddison, who set the world record for the longest jump on a motorcycle at more than 100 metres, injured himself while warming up for a series of promotional stunt jumps.

Organisers refused to comment on the nature or extent of his injuries.

A Royal North Shore Hospital spokeswoman said she could not comment on his condition as he was still in emergency and undergoing tests and scans.

Maddison has made an international name for himself by performing high-profile stunts at some of the world’s most famous landmarks.

He jumped a bike on to the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and backflipped over the opening in London’s Tower Bridge.

Last year he signed with the famous “Crusty Demons” stunt group, which tours the world performing stunts in front of packed stadiums.

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Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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