Max Biaggi is the latest (ex-) rider to be injured in a training crash. The four-time 250cc champion was riding a supermoto bike at the Saggitario track in Latina, just south of Rome, when he crashed the bike. Biaggi was transported to a nearby hospital, the Ospedale San Camillo Di Roma, where he is being treated with suspected thoracic and vertebrae damage.
Details are sketchy, but Paolo Scalera of GPOne.com has spoken to people around Biaggi. The Italian was reportedly picked up by his mechanics after the crash, and was moving his extremities, but he collapsed and was taken to hospital by helicopter. Biaggi's injuries are believed to be serious, but not life-threatening.
More details are now known of Biaggi's injuries. He has suffered seven broken ribs, a fractured vertebra, and a concussion. He is currently on oxygen to help breathing through broken ribs, and is in the Intensive Care unit of the San Camillo hospital. However, although his condition is serious he is not in danger. He is likely to spend at least a month in hospital recovering.