24-year-old freestyle motocross racer Jeremy Lusk died today after sustaining severe head trauma in a motorcycle crash that occurred while he was competing in the Moto X Best Trick competition at the X Games Mexico on Saturday night. According to reports, the accident occurred when Lusk failed to complete a full rotation while attempting to perform a Hart Attack back-flip, falling face-first into the ground. Lusk was then rushed to Calderon Hospital where it was confirmed that the young racer and sustained serious brain trauma as well as a possible spinal cord injury. Calderon Hospital ICU chief Jorge Ramirez explained that Lusk passed away on Tuesday after responding negatively to a medically induced coma. “He was in a medicine-induced coma as a protective measure, and the medicine was being reduced to see how his organism responded,” Ramirez explained. “That didn’t mean he was going to wake up. He was in shock and that got worse last night, until he stopped responding and entered into cardiac and respiratory failure.”
A relative newcomer to the professional motocross circuit, Lusk enjoyed a successful run in 2008 and even managed to snag both gold and silver medals at the 2008 X Games for successfully performing a double-grab Hart Attack.