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PHOTOS: Top 10 bone-chilling moments in sport

July 23, 2014 08:12 IST

Image: Yamaha MotoGP world champion rider Jorge Lorenzo falls
Photographs: Heino Kalis/Reuters

Diehard sports fans are accustomed to witnessing mishaps during the course of competition. Some accidents are freak while some occur due to an error in judgement or carelessness.

From Williams Formula One driver Felipe Massa to ‘Lightning’ Bolt to Yamaha MotoGP World champion rider Jorge Lorenzo, here are some bone-chilling moments captured on camera.

Yamaha MotoGP world champion rider Jorge Lorenzo falls during the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, on November 11, 2012.

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Image: Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes on the first corner after the start of the German F1 Grand Prix
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes on the first corner after the start of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit, on July 20, 2014.

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Image: Pit crew worker Patrick Shafer goes flying as the car makes a pit stop
Photographs: Doug Murray/Reuters

Pit crew worker Patrick Shafer goes flying as the car makes a pit stop at the Daytona International Speedway, Florida, on February 14, 2004.

Shafer suffered minor injuries and returned to the pit after receiving first aid.

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Image: Usain Bolt collides with a flower girl after crossing the finish line
Photographs: Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix/Reuters

Jamaica sprinter Usain Bolt collides with a flower girl after crossing the finish line to win the men's 100m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, on June 7, 2012.

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Image: A rider crashes into a security wall
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

A rider crashes into a security wall during the Red Bull Road Rage bike downhill race in Sigulda, Latvia, on May 30, 2010.

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Image: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with a fellow driver
Photographs: Larry Papke/Reuters

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500, Indiana, on May 30, 2010.

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PHOTOS: Top 10 bone-chilling moments in sport

Image: Cowboy Jim Butler is thrown over the head of his bucking horse
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

Cowboy Jim Butler is thrown over the head of his bucking horse during a rodeo in the southwestern New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga, on October 4, 2002.

Both rider and horse were uninjured.

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Image: Brazilian Luciano Burti crashes his Prost car
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Brazilian Luciano Burti crashes his Prost car after hitting Ferrari's Michael Schumacher close to the first corner of the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim, on July 29, 2001.

The race was restarted aftert he crash. Both drivers rejoined the race at the restart.

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Image: Jordan Zamora of Australia crashes
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Amateur 125cc rider Jordan Zamora of Australia crashes during the first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, on October 15, 2010.

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Image: Force India Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella of Italy (top) clashes with Williams driver Kazuki Nakajima of Japan
Photographs: Karoly Arvai/Reuters

Force India driver Giancarlo Fisichella of Italy (top) and Williams driver Kazuki Nakajima of Japan crash after the start of the Formula One Grand Prix of Turkey at Istanbul Park, on May 11, 2008.