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Girl, 7, flies into stands during dirt bike competition, cracks collarbone

Girl, 7, flies into stands during dirt bike competition, cracks collarbone
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Taylor Dunser, 7, is recovering after losing control of her dirt bike and crashing into stands at SaskTel Centre. (Slavo Kutas/CTV Saskatoon)

CTVNews.ca Staff, with a report from CTV Saskatoons Laura Woodward

Published Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:59PM EST

A seven-year-old girl suffered a cracked collarbone after flying off a dirt bike and landing in the stands during a competition in Saskatoon.

Taylor Dunser, 7, was competing in a race with other children as young as five when the incident occurred on Friday at the SaskTel Centre.

Dunsers mother, Melissa Dunser, told CTV Saskatoon that she ran over to her daughter as soon as she saw what had happened.

I guess I was in a little bit of shock, she said I wasnt sure what I was going to be looking at when I seen her over the boards.

Kal Dietz, president of the Saskatoon Track and Trail Motorcross Club that hosted the event, dismissed social media critics who said young children shouldnt race dirt bikes.

Its never too young, he said. Its just like any other mainstream sport ... whether its hockey or baseball, you have to start them young to get them to propel in their profession.
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