Chris Swallow Inquest. Rider dies from an “unsurvivable head fracture”

An inquest into the death of Isle of Man Classic TT racer Chris Swallow has found the rider died from an “unsurvivable head fracture”.

Coroner of Inquests Jayne Hughes opened and adjourned the hearing into the death of Chris Swallow. This was taking place at Douglas Courthouse this morning.

Chris was born in Huddersfield but lives in New Zealand. He was an experienced racer, first racing the Manx Grand Prix in 2007 achieving some impressive results over the next 12 years. The incident occurred at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT race.

The original statement from TT officials waws:

“The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to confirm that Chris Swallow, 37, from Wellington, New Zealand died today following an accident during the Classic TT Races on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT Race.

“Chris was an experienced competitor.  He made his debut in the 2007 Manx Grand Prix and was a regular competitor in the Classic TT Races.  He achieved two runner-up places in the 2012 Classic Manx Grand Prix – the 350cc and 500cc Races – and was fourth in last year’s Senior Classic TT Race.

“The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Chris’s family including his father Bill and his wife Jen and children.”

We wish to extend our sincere condolences to Chris’ family and friends.

 

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