Loss of my younger brother to freak accident
by Keith B.
I am 27 years old and I just lost my younger brother to a freak accident. He was 23 and died because of a freak accident occurred when he was pursuing his passion: dirt biking. He loved dirt biking since he was 8 years old but when he moved away from all of his close family, he bought a new, more powerful bike than he ever was used to. Only a couple weeks after acquiring this bike he started doing jumps and one day he did a jump that was not designed properly but he made it a couple times just fine but on his third attempt hit it wrong and ended up wiping out which resulted in trauma to his chest and a shattered pelvis which ultimately was the cause of his death. He had a ruptured aorta and needed to be transported to a city with the proper facilities, but it took a while for him to be stabilized. Once he was stabilized he was flown to a large city that had the proper medical facilities but by then it was too late and they could not save him. Me and my family were all there hoping for the best but we were given the worst news possible: that our brother/son had died.