Cyclist shares footage of horrific crash as he slams head-on into car leaving him with broken bones and punctured lung during 2015 Tour of Utah

BRITISH cyclist Matt Brammeier has shared footage of his sickening high-speed crash during the 2015 Tour of Utah that left him with a punctured lung.

The Derbyshire rider, 33, was also left with broken ribs and a shattered pelvis after smashing into a vehicle on the road.

 Matt Brammeier smashed into a team car during the Tour of Utah

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Matt Brammeier smashed into a team car during the Tour of Utah
 Brammeier was sent to hospital with broken bones and a punctured lung

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Brammeier was sent to hospital with broken bones and a punctured lung

Brammeier – who now suffers from memory loss after sustaining a concussion – was left lying motionless on the ground as panicked fans rushed to help.

During the race in America, other cyclists can be seen flying around the hairpin turn – with cars and motorbikes also making their way through the turn.

However, one car in particular slows midway round the corner, as Brammeier appears to temporarily lose control of his bike.

With nowhere to turn, the Brit star careered head-first into the side of the vehicle and is launched into the side of the car at some speed.

Brammeier – who is running the London Marathon to raise money for brain-injury charity Headway – has now spoken out about the 2015 crash.

I don't remember the crash.

Crash cyclist Matt Brammeier

He said: “Everything was running perfectly and I was really happy and enjoying my cycling.

"I had just crested the penultimate mountain and I was just behind the first group of cyclists.

“Only a kilometre into the descent some race cars ended up in my way at a series of technical and fast bends.

“I ended up colliding with a race vehicle at a pretty high speed. Luckily I don't remember anything about the accident.

"My last memory before the crash was coming into the corner. After that I don't remember anything until I came around in hospital a few hours later."

Brammeier's wife, Nikki – who will be running the marathon with him – is also a cyclist and she too suffered a nasty injury in 2016.

On head injuries, Nikki said: “I saw first-hand some of the long-term effects it can leave and we realised how badly Matt’s concussion was mistreated a year previous.

“From then onwards Matt and I have both been trying as hard as possible to raise awareness of the impact a concussion can have both within sport and everyday life.”

In the 2015 crash in Utah, more cyclists can be seen crashing in the ensuing melee as fans desperately plead with the racers to slow down to avoid the carnage.

 Brammeier was left stricken in the middle of the road as fans rushed to help

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Brammeier was left stricken in the middle of the road as fans rushed to help
 Brammeier smashed into the back of a team car during the 2015 race

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Brammeier smashed into the back of a team car during the 2015 race
 Brammeier hit the car during a hairpin turn at the Tour of Utah

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Brammeier hit the car during a hairpin turn at the Tour of Utah

BRITISH cyclist Matt Brammeier has shared footage of his sickening high-speed crash during the 2015 Tour of Utah that left him with a punctured lung.