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LINDGREN'S LUCKY ESCAPE

Freddie Lindgren believes he had “a guardian angel by my side” in Vojens last night after he escaped serious injury in a dramatic crash.

12 / 09 / 2021, 12:40

Swedish star Freddie Lindgren believes he had “a guardian angel by my side” in Vojens last night after he escaped serious injury in a dramatic crash during the Danish SGP sponsored by Ecco.

Lindgren and wild card Mikkel Michelsen were chasing Great Britain star Tai Woffinden hard for second place two going into the last lap of semi-final.

But Michelsen lifted as they charged across the start-finish line, clashing with Lindgren.

I feel I had a guardian angel by my side and am grateful I didn’t sustain any serious injury. Thank you all for your messages and your concerns over my health.

Freddie Lindgren

The Orebro-born racer was left suspended over his own handlebars and was a passenger as his bike careered into the first-bend fence, demolishing a large section of air bags.

Despite fears for the health of both riders, they miraculously got to their feet very quickly, allowing everyone at Vojens Speedway Center and watching around the world to breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Lindgren was very grateful to walk away from a frightening incident relatively unscathed. Posting on Instagram, he wrote: “I got released from hospital late last night after a full check-up – no broken bones, just battered and bruised.

“I feel I had a guardian angel by my side and am grateful I didn’t sustain any serious injury. Thank you all for your messages and your concerns over my health.”

European champion Michelsen was also pleased to see Lindgren get to his feet. Posting on his Instagram account, he wrote: “Luckily both @FredrikLindgren66 and I walked away, but I’m just grateful to see Freddie walking away from that massive crash without any serious injuries. Heal up fast!”

Michelsen also thanked the Vojens fans for their backing as he warmed up for his SGP return in 2022 with a strong performance, which saw him tally 11 points in the heats, including three race wins.

He added: “Thank you to all the Danish speedway fans for creating an outstanding atmosphere. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the final but there will always be another chance.”

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