Four Hurt When Motorcycle Rolls off Stage in Sturgis
What was supposed to be a celebratory motorcycle sideshow in between concerts turned into an emergency situation last night when a bike rolled offstage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and into the crowd, injuring four people, one seriously according to Facebook posts.
The incident occurred when custom bike builder and former AMA 250GP National Champion Roland Sands rode an Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan bike out on stage in between the Lita Ford and Kid Rock concerts. When Sands went to stop the bike, it continued rolling sending bike and rider tumbling onto the crowd gathered in the pit area below the stage. Sturgis Buffalo Chip emergency personnel were immediately on the scene tending to the injured. Afterwards, a visibly shaken Sands held his head in his hands, shocked by the unfortunate incident.
The cause of the accident is unknown, but the motorcycle Sands was riding is an Indian Scout Sixty his company, Roland Sands Design, has turned into a flat track-style motorcycle. In its conversion to a flat tracker, the motorcycle has no front brake. The bike has seen extensive use on the SuperHooligan circuit, and Sands is a world class rider, the scenario an unfortunate freak accident.