Caleb Moore, a snowmobiler competing at the X Games in Aspen 2013 was involved in a horrific accident in last Thursday's competition. Nearing the end of the first of two final runs (at the :20 second mark of his run; 1:01 mark of the video), he attempted a backflip, but came up short. He landed on the front end of his snowmobile, causing him to be launched over the handle bars and crushed beneath the vehicle as it rolled down the hill.
He remains in critical condition as he has sustained life-threatening injuries to his chest area and brain. Charles Moore, Caleb's grandfather said, “It's almost certain he's not going to make it.”
If the Texas native fails to survive, this will
mark the first fatality in the Winter X Games' 17-year history.
The 25-year-old was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump and went over the handlebars. The snowmobile rolled over him, but he walked off the course with help and went to a hospital with a concussion.
While there, he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery Friday. His family said Sunday that Moore then had a secondary complication involving his brain. They didn't provide details.
It wasn't a great day for the Moore family as Caleb's younger brother, Colten also crashed during competition and sustained a separated pelvis. He was released from the hospital on Saturday.
The Moore family asks that at this time you call keep Caleb in your prayers as we will do the same!