There is a lot of talk about whether the X-Games, a winter competition held in Aspen, Colorado are a little too dangerous after snowmobiler Caleb Moore crashed converting a flip off a 70-foot ramp. Caleb Moore suffered serious injuries and remains in critical, near death condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. His grandfather Charles Moore told the Denver Post that prognosis is not good at all and it’s almost certain that Caleb is not gonna make it. Doctors are doing their best to save his life.
25 year old freestyle snowmobiler Caleb Moore crashed his snowmobile because of under-rotating on a back flip. His 450 pound snowmobile landed on top of his head and chest as he slid down the ramp. He was first diagnosed with a concussion but doctors soon discovered bleeding around his heart which greatly complicated his situation.
Caleb Moore is not the only one to have been hurt at the 2013 X Games. His younger brother Colten Moore separated his pelvis in the same event, freestyle skier Rose Battersby from New Zealand incurred a spinal fracture and snowboarder Halldor Helgason from Iceland suffered a concussion.
Video of Caleb Moore’s snowmobile crash is below:
Bonus video – possessed snowmobile takes on the fans after its rider’s crash: