CNN: X Games too extreme? New questions after snowmobile accident

Caleb Moore crashed after attempting a back flip during his run at the Winter X Games freestyle snowmobile contest.

Oof! Ouch! This year’s Winter X Games have produced some serious injuries. We told you about the Battersby girls and Iceland’s Helgason. Now there is Colton and Caleb Moore. Both brothers (unlike the unrelated Battersby girls) crashed their sleds in the freestyle snowmobile competition. At first it was thought Caleb Moore just banged his head pretty hard. Later it was found the impact caused an injury that resulted in blood filling his chest cavity. Luckily the docs caught it in time and performed emergency surgery saving his life.

The number and severity of this year’s injuries has caused CNN to take notice.

See the footage on YouTube here.

And next time thank those Ski Patrollers/First Aid Providers/Medics who are there to help.

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