FMX: Emma McFerran's Horror Crash
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Jetpilot's Emma McFerran was performing FMX demos over the weekend at Darwin round of the Australian Superbikes when everything went wrong!
Emma was called up for the event at very late notice and was unable to have her own bike sent up in time so she had to ride a brand new bike straight of the showroom floor. Emma has been consistently jumping 75ft now for over a year and has jumped portables setups before but with all the power of such a new bike and a strong tail wind, she hit the take off ramp with far more speed than needed.
Emma sailed high and long and totally missed the landing slamming incredible hard into the tarmac as spectators feared the very worst. Incredibly Emma was not knocked unconscious and some how only received minor injures and would have walked away if medics hadn't stopped her.
After being rushed to Darwin hospital for a full body x ray Emma was cleared with only a fractured wrist and some minor bruising, One incredibly tough and lucky girl.
As Emma’s brother you can't imagine how worried and terrified I was for my sister after witnessing her take the heaviest hit I have ever seen. It is no doubt the scariest moment of my life. If she chooses to never ride again I would be more than happy with her decision.
Emma is currently still in Hospital at the Darwin Private Hospital and doing extremely well and is under going surgery on her wrist and will be heading home later this week.
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