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GB Olympian left with ‘career-ending’ injuries after bike crash

Published: 18 January 2017

James Ellington was riding in Tenerife when he was struck by a vehicle on the wrong side of the road. 

Sprinter James Ellington, who represented Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics, has had a motorcycle accident resulting in potentially career-ending injuries. According to The Guardian, Ellington was negotiating a bend, with team-mate Nigel Levine riding pillion, when he had a head-on collision with a car. There are unconfirmed reports claiming the car was driven by a tourist who was unfamiliar with driving on the right-hand side of the road.

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Ellington suffered a broken tibia and fibula and it is also believe he has fractured his pelvis. Such serious injuries at this stage in his career are likely to mean any hopes of competing at the upper class of sprinting are small. 

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