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Supercross: Trettel Crash & Injury Update

AMA Supercross Lites

During the second timed practice for the AMA Supercross Lites class at Daytona last week, Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Ian Trettel crashed, sustaining a severe head injury.

The 18-year-old rider of Lake Elsinore, Calif., was treated on site by the Asterisk mobile medical crew and local EMTs and immediately transported to Halifax Medical Center where he remains in a medically-induced coma.

Trettel, who pilots the No. 119 Suzuki RM-Z250, is in his rookie year of Supercross competition.

Following is an update from the Trettel Family:

"On Saturday, March 5th, Rockstar Energy Suzuki rider Ian Trettel sustained a head injury during practice at the AMA Supercross event in Daytona, Florida. He was quickly taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he was placed in a medically-induced coma.

"The accident caused bleeding as well as swelling in his brain and both have been stabilized with medical and surgical interventions. At this time, Ian remains in critical condition, but he is now stable and we expect his condition to improve from this point forward.

"We have good reason to be hopeful that Ian will make a terrific recovery. However, it is too early to discuss his prognosis, so we will continue to remain cautiously optimistic. Ultimately, it will be Ian’s remarkably strong will, perseverance, dedication, and support from his family and friends that will pull him through the rehabilitation process.

"We thank all of you for your continued support and ask that you maintain optimism and hope. Like he has done so many times, Ian will bounce back from this and we shall all be by his side to fight with him."

Everyone at Ultimate MotorCycling wishes Trettel a full and speedy recovery.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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