Caleb Moore’s Condition Deteriorating (Update)
Crashed snowmobile in X Games
Extreme snowmobiler Caleb Moore has been fighting for his life since his terrible crash last Thursday at the Winter X Games in Aspen. Unfortunately, his condition only appears to be worsening. Caleb’s grandfather, Charles Moore, told the Denver Post that it seems unlikely he will survive. “Caleb is not doing good at all,” he said. “The prognosis is not good at all. It’s almost certain he’s not going to make it.”
Moore, a Texas native, was performing a flip on his snowmobile when he clipped the top of the jump, sending his body face first into the snow and the 450-pound vehicle rolling over him. Initially, Moore appeared to be OK. He was able to walk off the course and was taken to the hospital with a concussion. However, he later developed bleeding around his heart and was rushed to a hospital in Grand Junction for surgery. Caleb’s younger brother and fellow X Games competitor, Colton, also suffered a separate fall Thursday that separated his pelvis.
Caleb’s accident can be seen below. The footage shows him completing five jumps before coming up short on a backflip and plowing into the jump hill.
[WARNING: While the footage is not particularly graphic, it is quite disturbing.]
There has never been a death in the 17-year history of the X Games.