UPDATE: King’s Lynn rider Lewis Kerr out of induced coma and breathing for himself following Peterborough Speedway crash

Lewis Kerr
Lewis Kerr

Speedway rider Lewis Kerr is out of the induced coma doctors put him in following his crash at Peterborough Speedway on Sunday, August 2, and is breathing for himself.

His wife Jessie this morning said that he is still in critical care and while it is still early days on the road to his recovery, it’s a positive.

She added: “Myself and family can’t even begin to explain what the support has meant these last few days.

“Every message, picture, donation, has given us strength during the worst time of our lives, so thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

“Missing him so much, please keep praying for him.”

The 25-year-old from Snettisham had been riding for the Newcastle Diamonds in the Premier League Fours competition on Sunday when the incident happened.

Josh Grajczonek hit Lewis Kerr who slid through the fence at high-speed and suffered serious injuries.

He was treated at the trackside for more than an hour before being flown to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where doctors put him in an induced coma.

A gofundme page has already raised more than £5,000 to support Lewis and his family following the crash.

Donations to the page can be made here.

More coverage of the meeting and reaction to the incident here