Motorcyclist dies after being hit by machine

By MICHAEL KOVACHEV, Reuters – A motorcyclist has died after being struck by a machine at a motorbike show in western Russia, officials said.

A 24-year-old man from the town of Zlatoust was riding his Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle through a crowd of motorcyclists when he was hit by the machine on Saturday, according to a statement by the Federal Motorcycle Association.

The rider was transported to a local hospital and died on Sunday, it said.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.

The Zlatust district of Zadar is known for its fast-paced motorbike riding scene.

It hosts a motorcycle show each year that attracts tens of thousands of spectators.

Motorcycle enthusiasts ride their machines at the Motorcycle Show in Zlatost region, Russia, January 26, 2020.

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