Lee Richardson, Speedway Racer, Dies After Crash In Poland

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Speedway racer Lee Richardson has died after a crash in Poland.

Thirty-three-year-old Richardson was competing for PGE Marma Rzeszow when he crashed into a safety fence.

He was taken to a hospital in Wroclaw but died from injuries sustained.

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Captain of the Lakeside Hammers, a statement on the team's website read: "All at the club are devastated at the loss of a great captain, man and more than anything else a wonderful father and husband.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this most sad of times and we know that all Hammers fans will share our total devastation at this tragic news."

His fellow racers paid tribute after his demise:

Greg Hancock
Unreal news I just heard! It doesn't seem real and another innocent one is gone. Our thoughts are with the whole Richardson Family. RIP Lee

Lewis Bridger
Feel so sick this morning can't understand y this has happened 2 such a successful father of 3 & his poor wife I can't even imagine the pain

scott nicholls
Thoughts are with Lee's wife,Emma,their 3 children & family today x

Rory Schlein
Still awake can't sleep I hope all matches r off 2moro in respect for lee and family and for everyone to come to terms I still can't except

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