Rider falls in Clermont

AN Emerald motocross rider had a lucky escape after a crash in Clermont at the weekend.

The 44-year-old male rider was taking part in the Central Queensland No.1 Plate motocross competition when he fell heavily.

The man fractured his right elbow and was transported by the CQ Rescue helicopter to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Emerald motocross was unavailable for comment.

It's been a horror year for motocross in the region after a 20-year-old Mackay rider was killed in a freak accident in Middlemount earlier this year.

William Rasmussen was critically injured during a two-day competition in Middlemount after he fell in front of another rider.

Mr Rasmussen was initially transported to Dysart Hospital before being airlifted to Townsville Hospital where his family was forced to make the painful decision to turn off William's life support.

William was a well-regarded rider in the region who had competed in many junior and senior competitions.

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