Fan hurt as snowmobile hits crowd
ASPEN, Colo. (AP)
A young male spectator was treated and released from the hospital after a runaway snowmobile crashed into a group of fans at the X Games on Sunday night.
The fan was put on a stretcher and taken to Aspen Valley Hospital for further evaluation of his right knee, where he was treated and released.
Australian Jackson Strong was attempting a backflip over his sled in the best trick competition when he got away from the snowmobile. Strong fell to the ground away from the snowmobile, which accelerated toward a fence lined with fans.
Jeremy Bester, of Prior Lake, Minn., was near the fence when the snowmobile crashed through it. He threw his 11-year-old son, Riley, out of the way.
It is unclear whether the spectator was hit by the snowmobile or not.
"It really wasn't scary because we're around sleds all the time," said Bester, who added that he stopped the snowmobile.
Strong walked off the course and continued in the competition.