Motorcycle Stunt Man Crashes At Saginaw Circus

SAGINAW (WWJ/AP) – A Shrine Circus motorcycle stunt man says he’ll get back on his bike when he recovers from a 25-foot plunge at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw.

Josh Headford revved into a jump but hit a cable in mid-air and crashed to the floor, striking a clown in the ring below.

Said one circus-goer,”He went up the ramp and it looked like he was gonna do a flip or something but he kept straight up and hit a wire and got hooked up in the wire and came straight down and hit a clown also on the way down.”

Headford said he has a broken leg, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Speaking to the Associated Press before surgery Monday, the 20-year-old from the Upper Peninsula said someone failed to lower or remove the cable before the ride.

Headford plans to resume his daredevil stunts. “It’s all I do,” he said.

A YouTube video of the incident (above) shows the crowd was told to leave the building. The ringmaster announced, “I need a doctor immediately. This is not part of the performance.”

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