In the good news department – Team Type 1′s Ben Brooks stabilizes

Posted on 12. Jul, 2008 by in news, race

Ben Brooks was conscious and breathing on his own Friday night, a marked improvement for the Team Type 1 rider who was critically hurt in a crash on Wednesday’s opening stage of the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic.
“Ben still has a long ways to go, but he is making great progress,” Team Type 1 Sport Director Ed Beamon said.

Brooks was traveling at more than 30 miles an hour when his front wheel got caught in a cattle guard that crossed the race course. The 29-year-old Australian was thrown from his bike and knocked unconscious for several minutes.

More information on how to leave a get well message to Brooks at Team Type 1 site.

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One Response to “In the good news department – Team Type 1′s Ben Brooks stabilizes”

  1. Anonymous

    12. Jul, 2008

    My prayers are with Ben and his family. Good to know he’s breathing on his own — what a horrible accident.