Rhys Millen injured in training accident

RHYS MILLEN INJURED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT SANTA MONICA, California (December 24, 2007) -- Rhys Millen was involved in an accident while preparing to be the first person to backflip an off-road racing truck at the Red Bull Experiment in Las Vegas on ...

Rhys Millen injured in training accident

RHYS MILLEN INJURED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT

SANTA MONICA, California (December 24, 2007) -- Rhys Millen was involved in an accident while preparing to be the first person to backflip an off-road racing truck at the Red Bull Experiment in Las Vegas on Monday, December 31.

We have been informed by Rhys Millen Racing's management team that Rhys has incurred non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being medically treated at a local hospital.

Red Bull has a strong history working with athletes who push the limits and always employs safety as its first and primary concern. However, this is an unfortunate accident, and we wish Rhys a quick and healthy recovery.

Additional information will be disclosed when it becomes available.

RHYS MlLLEN QUOTE:

"After successfully landing the 360-degree backflip three times into the cardboard boxes in training, I am disappointed that our last jump ended in an accident. As I lay here in the hospital with three broken vertebrae in my neck and two compressed and broken vertebrae in my back, I am also disappointed that we cannot perform the 360-degree backflip at the Red Bull Experiment on New Year's Eve, but I'm happy that I will be able to walk again. I look forward to watching Robbie Maddison do his 300-plus-foot motorcycle jump in Las Vegas."

-credit: us.redbull.com.

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