Farquhar out of intensive care after North West 200 crash

Published: 16 May 2016

Ryan Farquhar has been moved out of the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and is now reported to be in a stable condition following his crash at the North West 200.

Farquhar tucked the front end on the run up to Black Hill during the opening Supertwins race on Thursday leaving the closely-following Dan Cooper with nowhere to go. Hitting a stricken Farquhar, Cooper was also thrown from his bike and suffered two dislocated shoulders.

Farquhar’s condition was initially described as serious as he was taken for emergency surgery at the Royal Victoria Hospital, where he remained in intensive care until today.

The 40-year-old has now left the intensive care unit and is reported to be in a stable condition.

North West 200 bosses have also confirmed that two other riders injured during the event, Nico Mahwinney and Paul Gartland, remain in Belfast Victoria Hospital in a stable condition.