Alex Ortiz Injured at Best
in the Desert Vegas to Reno Race
Corona, CA (8/27/2012) - Alex Ortiz
was Iron manning the Best in the Desert Vegas to
Reno race this past weekend aboard his Yamaha Raptor
250. The race was 534 mile start to finish. Alex
was riding by himself.
Motorsports' Alex Ortiz
If you haven't heard Alex Ortiz was in an accident
at the Vegas to Reno race past weekend. He was
riding in some silt under very dusty condition.He
got stuck for a second and was hit from behind
by an UTV at about 35-40mph. He flew about 15ft.
The driver and co-driver of the UTV stayed with
him the whole time and got in touch with Alex's
mom to let her know what was happening.
Alex was taken by helicopter with his mom to
UMC trauma to be checked out. He had hair line
fractures to L1 and L2. They said he should be
fine. No surgery just a back brace for a week
or two. So in the end all is well. After spending
35 hours in the hospital Alex was sent home.
This young man is only 14 years of age and holds
many Championships and Race wins in the WORCS
program. Alex lives for Off Road Racing. Alex
has a love and passion for ATV racing that is
unmatched in today's industry.
"We were excited to hear Alex was Iron Manning
the V2R race, but very upset to hear that he had
gotten hurt. We wish the best for this young racer
and are excited to see him back out at the track
soon., " said Anthony at Triumph.
Alex has been at home recovering. He got home
last Saturday night from the hospital. He has
to wear a back brace when he is out of the house,
but other than that he is doing fine. He has a
touch of pain and discomfort but nothing more
than that. No pain meds at this point. He feels
good and is already bored. He should recover with
no side effects.
"Thanks to all the friends and family that
help and supported us. Thanks to all our sponsors
that helped us with getting Alex Ortiz to the
race. We will keep you updated on Ortiz Racin,
" said James Ortiz.
Glad to hear things worked out for the best,
and we wish the best and a speedy recovery!
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