Buffalo Chip Rolands Sands Rides off Stage Injuring 4 People

A spokeswoman for a South Dakota campground that hosts hordes of visitors during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally says four people were hurt when Roland Sands was performing a stunt and accidentally drove into a crowd.

Buffalo Chip Campground spokeswoman Nyla Griffith said the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday between performances by Lita Ford and Kid Rock. She says a rider was performing a burn out between shows when he lost control and went off stage.

Griffith says four people were treated on the scene and were believed to have been taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately clear.

In a video posted to YouTube, a motorcycle is seen on the stage as an announcer says that it doesn’t have any front brakes. Seconds later, it rolls off the stage and into the crowd. A PA announcer can be heard calling for medical help a short time later.

This year’s annual Sturgis rally in western South Dakota’s Black Hills kicks off Today. A record 739,000 people attended last year.

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