Motocross stunt driver on life support

Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:32 AM
Last updated Monday, April 29, 2013 1:08 AM
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A professional motocross driver who was seriously injured Saturday night while performing a dirt bike stunt at James Brown Arena is on life support at Georgia Regents Medical Center and has “no movement in his entire body,” police said Sunday.

Facebook user Robin Boyd posted this video of a portion of Saturday's motocross event. The video does not show the crash of Kenny Steinke (red shirt, yellow pants).

Sgt. Monica Belser, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, said the victim remains in critical condition from a severe head injury. Belser said investigators do not plan to release the identity of the victim until Monday, once all his family is notified.

However, the performer was listed as Kenny Steinke, 26, in a statement posted on the Facebook page of Monster Truck Entertainment, the company that put on Saturday’s event. The statement thanked fans for “all the prayers.”

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, a special-duty deputy witnessed the accident about 9:15 p.m., when the performer attempted to jump a stunt ramp. The deputy said the rider appeared to lose control of the motorcycle and struck the ramp.

Representatives from Monster Truck Entertainment did not immediately return phone calls Sunday and management at James Brown Arena has not commented.

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mhtp123
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mhtp123 04/28/13 - 12:11 pm
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Injured Stuntman

Please put this young man in your prayers , I was there last night and witnessed his accident and knew by the way he landed his injuries were
very serious despite what was announced.

Augusta visitor
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Augusta visitor 04/28/13 - 02:12 pm
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Injured stuntman

mhtp is right, it was a beautiful jump but a HORRIFIC wrong landing at the end of the ramp. his website is CdnmrBktu5

Augusta visitor
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Augusta visitor 04/28/13 - 02:13 pm
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injured stuntman

mhtp is right, it was a horrific landing after a beautiful stunt. his website is
http://www.downsideupfmx.com/

Farmboy
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Farmboy 04/28/13 - 04:12 pm
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Hate hearing about things like this.

Please, God be with this young man and give him strength. Prayers sent. I hate hearing about people getting hurt this way, or any way for that matter. Health is such a precious gift.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/28/13 - 04:33 pm
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Motocross Not Motor Cross

Not to detract from the concern about the rider, but it is motocross, not motor cross.

Connor Threlkeld
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Connor Threlkeld 04/28/13 - 06:25 pm
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Thanks Riverman, I've fixed

Thanks Riverman, I've fixed the problem.

cethompson
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cethompson 04/28/13 - 06:53 pm
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God Bless Kenny & his family.....

I was also at the event last night & was sitting very close to where he hit. I don't believe he hit the ramp. He hit the floor! I also knew things were not good. It breaks my heart that he is in critical condition & on life support! I have worried about it since we left last night.....Many prayers for you Kenny!

kmb413
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kmb413 04/28/13 - 07:41 pm
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I was in section 118, his

I was in section 118, his heel got caught in the handlebars. He went head first into the ground. It was horrible to watch. He bounced and his arm and leg were twisted behind him. His nose was bleeding pretty bad too. Our prayers are with him.

Bama1
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Bama1 04/28/13 - 10:11 pm
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Kenny was by far the best stunt rider there

My wife and I carried our 4yr. old grandson to his first monster truck show ever saturday night and he loved Kenny. He thought he was the coolest guy there. When the crash happened his eyes was glued to Kenny,he turned to us and asked if he was ok and we told him yes they just don't want him moving around till the dr. looks at him. We knew it was bad despite what was being said. Kenny,we send you and your family our prayers. GOD put your hands on him and give him the strenghth to pull through this injury, he became a small childs HERO that night

lum4life73
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lum4life73 04/29/13 - 08:54 am
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Kenny

Here is a link to a couple of the jumps before yhe accident. Kenny stood out above the rest. WWW.YouTube.com/watch?v=OKGNaehF7Co

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acstrauss 04/29/13 - 09:51 am
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kmb413
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kmb413 04/29/13 - 02:00 pm
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Any new updates?

Does anyone know anything else?

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JASONE 04/30/13 - 08:16 pm
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Get Well Kenny!

Kenny, from all you friends and supporters back at CFPS, get well soon buddy. We need you back here showing us how to throw a dirt bike around! We are all praying for you. Get well soon!

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