It was a spectacle that no one expected at the Dow Events Center over the weekend.  While attempting a jump at the circus, a motorcyclist collides with a wire sending him plummeting to the ground.

A stunned crowd watched in horror as the ringmaster, also shocked, asked for a doctor.  The crash was a literal show stopper, as the circus came to an abrupt end after the accident.  Watch this tragedy unfold after the jump.

The rider, 20 year-old Josh Headford, has no life-threatening injuries.  He is recovering in a Saginaw area hospital with a broken shoulder, leg, elbow and wrist.  He is in good spirits, considering what he went through.  The clown that Josh and his bike landed on is home recovering.

NOTE: This is real and may be disturbing to some.  There is also very strong language from the shocked spectators.  Discretion is advised.