Female spectator critical after serious accident at NW200

A female spectator was airlifted to hospital
A female spectator was airlifted to hospital

A spectator is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious crash at the North West 200 motorcycle road racing event.

The woman was hit during the opening Superstock race at the 2015 Vauxhall International North West 200.

Three riders crashed on the section of the course between York Corner and Mill Road Roundabout on the second lap of the race.

The Superstock Race 1 has since been abandoned. 

Riders Dean Harrison, Stephen Thompson and Horst Saiger were involved in the incident.

Dean Harrison was unhurt in the crash. 

Stephen Thompson and Horst Saiger were both taken to hospital after being treated by the race medical team at the scene. 

The female spectator was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast by helicopter.