Viral Video: English cyclist Joe Truman was knocked unconscious in a horrifying crash during the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Truman was involved in a massive crash at the 2022 Commonwealth Games which knocked him unconscious after the impact. He suffered a broken collarbone as he smashed into a fellow cyclist at 45km/h.
The 25-year-old crashed into Australian defending champion Matt Glaetzer, who got entangled with another cyclist. The debris from the crash flew everywhere as Truman laid knocked out cold and unresponsive, only gaining consciousness after receiving oxygen from trackside medics. The cyclist was taken to the hospital in a wheelchair.
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy talked about the crash and analysed the psyche of a rider in such high-speed races. “You’re racing as close as you can to the riders around you. Matt Glaetzer got boxed and went into the back of Jack Carlin and fell to the right, and Joe Truman had nowhere left to go,” he said.
He continued by saying, “Your heart rate is at maximum and adrenalin is flowing. It is a rare thing to have such a serious crash in the velodrome than on the road when you are training. It is just one of those things you have to deal with and it reminds us how tough these guys are and how brave you have to be.”
Meanwhile, Chris Boardman, a former Olympic champion, was commentating at the event and was absolutely astonished by the crash, saying, “That’s a bad crash and we are not seeing any movement from Joe Truman. That will stop racing for a while as they are going to have to take their time here. That is about 70km/h plus.”