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Updated: Friday, 22 May 2009, 4:14 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 22 May 2009, 12:51 PM CDT

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A motorcycle rider and an on-track worker were killed Friday morning in a crash at the Barber Motorsports park.

According to Birmingham Police, several riders were running a test for a motorcycle race when one of the riders hit an employee on the track.

The on-track worker had reportedly went onto the track to remove a dead bird when he was hit.

The identities of the two victims have not yet been released.
 

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That's very sad news.
Just a suggestion,would it be a good idea do you think,to "soften"the thread title ?:(
Yes, it is very sad. The incident cast a pall on the racing at Palm Beach Int'l Speedway this weekend; apparently many of the riders knew the people involved and had just been there for a different event.

I don't think the title is all that bad; besides I quoted another source, and it would be inappropriate to substantively change the content without editorial permission. It is what it is.

This reminds me of when a jelly company tried to improve their product brand identification. They'd been using the slogan: "Because with a name like Mangled Baby Squirrel Guts, it has to be good," but then decided to use their company founder's name instead. Sometimes change is good.
 
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