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King's Lynn Stars rider's pregnant wife and son unharmed in vehicle smash


By Pete Woodhouse


Dersingham speedway rider Lewis Kerr has revealed the scare he felt when pregnant wife Jessie and young son Cooper were involved in a vehicle smash.

The news caused the former motocross ace to miss a Championship meeting when he rushed back to be at his family’s side.

The 28-year-old was on the way to his second-tier side Glasgow Tigers’ away fixture.

Lewis Kerr. (2305291)
Lewis Kerr. (2305291)

Kerr’s wife Jessie, who is 28 weeks pregnant, and son were in the multiple vehicle incident, but thankfully escaped unscathed.

News reached Kerr in transit to Workington and he had to forgo the meeting, while their family car is a write-off.

Kerr revealed: “I was halfway up to Workington near Scotch Corner, and Jessie called me. She was in a bit of a state.

“She had a crash, and Cooper was in the car. They were taken back to hospital to get her checked out.

“I turned around and came back and luckily they were both OK, and the baby as well.

“My little boy was in the car and Jessie is 28 weeks pregnant, so it was quite a scary sort of time, really.”

Kerr is looking forward to renewing SGB Premiership combat against Leicester Lions tomorrow night, 7.30pm.

Due to the Stars not having a midweek meeting last week it gave Kerr a few days off to concentrate on getting himself and his machinery fully in shape back at Glasgow at the Championship Fours at Redcar on Sunday when the Tigers grabbed a podium spot.

He commented: “I got into the bikes and got some little jobs done and prepared for Sunday.”

Championship Fours top four positions: 1 Peterborough 22pts, 2 Edinburgh 19, 3 Glasgow 17, 4 Lakeside 14.

Kerr said of his recent first-ever British final appearance at the National Stadium: “I only had one point from my first two rides and it wasn’t the best start.

“But I’ve made the final and hopefully next year will be a much better one for me.”

Danish teenager Kasper Andersen is due back tomorrow night at home in the SGB Premiership to Leicester Lions – this is only Lynn’s second Adrian Flux Arena meeting since the end of May – and they have four home clashes in July to make up for it.

Kerr, who has already taken in clubs as diverse as Lakeside, Ipswich, Scunthorpe, Poole and Somerset during his career, added: “It’s a bit strange, really, not to get the consistency with the home meetings.

“It’s nice to get points on the board but we’ve got plenty of home meetings in hand so if you do well in those you can really climb the table.”

Andersen had to take a mandatory short-term spell out of the sport after suffering concussion riding for Lynn at home to Rye House, meaning the Stars should be enjoying the rare luxury of a full-strength one-to-seven.



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