Stunt performer falls at Ainad Shriners Circus show in Belleville
A stunt performer overshot a ramp and wiped out his bike after making a jump Sunday afternoon at the Ainad Shriners Circus of Thrills show in Belleville.
According to a video that was shot by a spectator, Scott Sill, the motorcyclist climbed the first ramp but overshot the opposite ramp while making a jump at the outdoor event at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds. In the video, the stunt rider can be seen lying on the ground while circus crew members rush to help the performer.
A spokesman for Ainad Shriners could not be reached for comment Monday.
It’s not known whether the stunt rider was injured. Sill said he saw the motorcyclist taken to an ambulance that was on scene at the event. The rest of the show was canceled after that, he said.
Belleville police and fire did not respond to the scene. A spokesman for Belle-Clair could not be reached for comment.