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Spectator and rider critical after crash

A woman and a rider remain in a critical condition in a Belfast hospital following a crash involving three motorbikes at the North West 200 yesterday (Saturday, May 16th).

The woman, who was a spectator, was hit during the opening Superstock race.

Two riders were taken to hospital and the third was unhurt.

Stephen Thompson is in a critical condition, while Horst Saiger sustained minor injuries.

The woman was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital by helicopter and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has described her condition as critical but stable.

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