Extreme Sport Competitor Nearly Dies, Lesson to Consumers on Danger for Injury

Extreme sports has become wildly popular among sports lovers.  There's something about the thrill of jumps, spins, turns, and the human desire to defy gravity that attracts millions of people to a variety of high energy and high octane sports.  This includes not only snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, but also higher energy sports such as bmx riding and even snowmobiling.  However, a recent accident at the X Games in Aspen has shown just how dangerous and rife with injury these high octane sports can be.  

Competitor Caleb Moore failed to complete a dare devil spin off of a 70 foot ramp with a 450 pound snowmobile beneath him.  The snowmobile dug into the ramp and Moore flew over the handlebars headfirst into the snow, injuring himself in the process. As a result, his severe injuries have left him fighting for his life in a nearby Colorado hospital. 

The Dangers Extreme Sports Pose 

Extreme sports can be extremely dangerous and rife with injury.  When consumers watch these sports on the television or online and then attempt to recreate these stunts, often they injure themselves severely.  

In Moore's case, viewers only saw him carried off the course, injured with a concussion.  What they may fail to hear later or see later, is that his injuries worsened as he experienced a traumatic brain injury and bleeding around his heart which has necessitated surgery.  Doctors and family members are certain he may succumb to his severe injuries and die.  Moore would be the first death in the history of the X Games. 

When viewers engage in these extreme sports, they could be taking their lives in their hands and risking injuries such as:

  • broken bones and fractures
  • internal organ damage
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • back and neck injuries
  • spinal cord injuries
  • coma
  • severe burns
  • death
These injuries could be life altering.  If you have been injured in an extreme sport, please get medical help.  And then call a skilled personal injury attorney today.