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Motocross Racer Jeremy Lusk Dies Of Head Injury From X Games Accident

Posted in Motorcycle, Newsworthy, Off-Roading, Racing, Sportbikes, Stunts by Suzanne Denbow | February 10th, 2009 | 6 Responses |

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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.

Source: Associated Press
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6 Responses

  1. Missy says:

    God Bless his family and friends!!!

  2. Missy says:

    My heart goes out to all of you…and my family’s prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. tara Hayes says:

    I am so sorry! I know how it feels to be sitting beside of the bed of your child under these circumstances and it is not good!!! I have a 9 yr old son that suffered a TBI from MX racing and I waited about 8 days to see him wake up…. Now undergoing therapies and such, but he is okay! This is not something any mother wants to go through!!!

  4. Laura says:

    I was horrified to see this played and replayed on TV. Everyone in the bar knew it was over and we all hoped he somehow survived. So sorry for the family…may it comfort you that he was doing what he loved.

  5. justin says:

    lusk was one on the best freestyle riders around he will be missed r.i.p bro