TT rider seen by Wigan surgeon

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A MOTORBIKE racer who survived a 120mph horror crash at the Isle of Man TT has been transferred to Wigan to see a specialist in a bid to save his hand.

Ben Birchall was a pillion passenger in the Sidecar race at the world-famous annual motorcycle event on Saturday when his brother, Tom, lost control of their bike at the Black Dub section of the course.

Ben’s hand became trapped after they clipped a wall and after being airlifted to Nobles Hospital in the island’s capital, Douglas, it was decided Ben should be transferred to Wigan Infirmary where a hand specialist will assess his injury.


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