Olympic Dutch Cyclist Hospitalized After Terrible Accident During Competition — Watch!

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Talk about terrifying!

Before the Summer Olympics even started in Rio de Janeiro, there were a slew of problems regarding the health and overall security of the athletes — but sometimes accidents just happen.

On Sunday a Dutch cyclist, named Annemiek van Vleuten, was competing in the women’s road race and was leading the pack by 40 seconds with about 12 miles left when things took a TERRIBLE turn!

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The 33-year-old ended up failing to take a curve in the road correctly and was thrown over her handlebars, landing on her head. YIKES!

After the accident, USA Today reported that the athlete was unconscious on the ground for a “considerable period of time.” Luckily, it’s since been confirmed that Miz van Vleuten only ended up with a concussion and a fractured her spine.

The athlete took to Twitter to share an update on her on health tweeting:

What a relief!

Ch-ch-check out the terrifying crash (below) as we continue to send good vibes Annemiek’s way. Get better soon, m’kay?!

[Image via @wouterroosenboom/@annemiekvanvleuten​/Instagram.]

Aug 8, 2016 8:22am PDT

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