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AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« on: June 24, 2008, 09:40:08 am »
To all of you who know Florida Rider Jeremy Bennett (AM #61) and may or may not know about his unfortunate crash at VIR this past weekend.  First, thanks to all the corner workers, medical personnel, and any others who helped with his care and or the loading of his equipment at the track. 

Now, an update on his condition from his wife: 

This is the latest update...it is worst then we first thought.  Jeremy did have a CT and it showed a posterior wall acetabular fracture, basically he has a fracture in the back of his right pelvis and one of the bone fragments from the fracture (2 cm) is in his hip joint and it needs to come out ASAP.  This type of fracture will also prevent his hip from staying in place.  His hip was dislocated posteriorly so that of course is what caused the fracture, but these type of fractures are caused from blunt trauma (extreme force) into the hip area.  They are most commonly seen with motor vehicle accidents.  Okay, so with that means only Level I Trauma Centers deal with these type of fractures.  We did some praying about it, some research, and based it on what is best for Jeremy, so he is being sent to Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.  They have gotten him in with a highly recommended Ortho Surgeon, Dr. Webb who can handle these types of fractures.  We are now just waiting for a bed.  So, all is on hold until  he gets transferred there.  This is what an amazing Medical Center it is, they have three Ortho Sections and all three are completely full.  They hope tomorrow they will have some discharges, so then Jeremy can be moved there.  He so wants to come home, but with have to do what is best for him.  My brother is about 20 mins. away from there, my sister about 1 1/2 hrs.  My brother n' law is already making plans to go see him once he is transferred there.  Jeremy's aunt and uncle also live in that region.  So, even though he is far away...he still has family there.  But, still until he gets there we know nothing.  The other obstacle is the extreme road rash on his bottom, right in the operation site and it is oozing tremendously.  So, they will decide if the risks out weighs the benefits.  I have no clue about the turn around for this either.  Again until he gets there we won't know when he might get to come home.  So, we are just anxiously waiting.  I will continue to send updates as I get more info. 

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 09:48:26 am »
I dont know Jeremy.  But, please let him know I wish him a speedy and full recovery...   Good luck Jeremy.

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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 09:51:06 am »
+1

Prayers sent man, heal up quickly!!!!
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 11:04:23 am »
Thank you SO MUCH for the update.  He was actually in the corner before mine, but I was first responder.  I never knew I could run that far that fast.  I was really worried about him.  Please send him my best!!  Is there an addy to send cards and well wishes???
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 11:12:42 am »
Thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery! Stay strong Jeremy!
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 11:29:39 am »
Thank you for the info. Thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery.

Remember that the Red Flag Fund is there to help if needed. Please direct his family to www.redflagfund.org for more info.
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 11:33:41 am »
+1, prayers for a speedy recovery!
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 12:50:01 pm »
Oh man....could be any one of us...God bless and prayers and well wishes to him and his family.Hope for a speedy recovery.
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 01:02:29 pm »
Get well soon Jermy.We only get to see each other at mixed regin events and its always nice to see him.Please keep us posted and thanks for the update.
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 01:09:14 pm »
Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.  Hope you heal up quickly!  I didn't like seeing a rider down especially in that area so best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 01:41:33 pm »
Do not know him but our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Re: AM #61 Bennett Crash at VIR
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 10:10:39 pm »
We were pitted right across from Jeremy and had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time this weekend. Super nice guy. I will be praying for his recovery and I hope his family is holding up through this . Get better brother! Hope to see you again at another mixed event.
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