Blogged By: De De Tillman
Source:Yahoo News – Wikipedia
Media Credit: 2013 X GAMES
Posted: Thursday, January 31 ,2013 @5:35 p.m PST
Caleb Moore (January 1, 1987 – January 31, 2013) was an American professional snowmobile racer and the first person to die as a result of injuries sustained during the X Games.
Moore was injured on January 24, 2013, during the Snowmobile Freestyle part of Winter X Games XVII which were held in Aspen, Colorado. He was attempting a backflip (a trick he had done several times before) when the skis on his snowmobile were snagged on the ground as he was about to land. As a result, Moore was flipped over the handlebars and landed on the ground. He was then hit by the snowmobile. His brother Colten also was injured on the same day, sustaining a separated pelvis.
Moore was able to leave the scene under his own strength and he was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for a concussion. Doctors later discovered bleeding around the heart, and he was diagnosed with a heart contusion. He was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery. Later, it was announced by a family spokesman that he had developed a complication in his brain. His condition deteriorated and he died at the age of 26 on January 31, 2013.