tried to get over to where he was but it was too
late. All I saw was a cloud of dust and my 400EX
flipping in the sky. He had misjudged the approaching
corner's sharpness and while trying to toss it sideways
to make the curve he clipped a hay bail and it tossed
him skywards. When the dust had settled my 400EX
was about 50 feet away on it's backside still running
and my brother was knocked out cold.
had a local rider who stopped to help hold his head
still and went to have the New Vienna workers call
an ambulance and hopped in my truck to get back
to my brother in something that we could haul him
out with. Once I got back to the crash site he was
staggering around wondering who and where he was.
of the track workers flipped my quad over and rode
it back to the main building and I drove my brother
there to wait for the ambulance to pick him up and
take him to the hospital. He had no clue what was
going on and had suffered a severe concussion. Later
we found out he had broken his shoulder in four-places,
broken two or three ribs and was very bruised from
the crash. He didn't regain his memory until the
following evening and it took a week before he even
remembered leaving that day for the ride.
400EX looked a bit rough but got away from the crash
with a bent steering stem, bent tie rods, crushed
front rim and a few cracks in the plastic. Easy
to fix compared to my brother's injuries. He will
have a year of recovery before he can even consider
riding again and it's not gonna be on my 400EX this
time. I am thinking of getting one of those 50cc
quads with a restrictor plate and maybe I'll let
him ride again.