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British tourist hit by motorcycle in Brazil

June 24, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say a British tourist was hit by a motorcycle as he was crossing a street in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte.

Sgt. Jonathas Rocha is a press officer of the Belo Horizonte police department. He identified the tourist as 25-year-old Mark Fisher of Penrith, England.

Rocha said the motorcyclist fled the scene of the Tuesday morning accident.

Fisher, who suffered several bruises and a fractured tooth is hospitalized in a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

Fisher was in Belo Horizonte to watch England play against Costa Rica Tuesday afternoon.

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