X Games Aspen Day 4 Recap with Jackson Strong’s Runaway Snowmobile

Jackson Strong (Australia) crash at 1:19 (elapsed time) in recap of of X Games Aspen Day 4 video.

Australian Jackson Strong was attempting a backflip over his snowmobile in the best trick competition when he flipped away from the snowmobile at the X Games at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Strong fell to the ground away from the snowmobile, and the snowmobile also fell to the ground with a stuck throttle, which accelerated the powered sled toward a fence lined with fans.

A young male spectator was injured when his knee struck a parked truck while his father pulled him to safety to get out of the way of the snowmobile. The boy was evaluated by medical staff after the runaway snowmobile crashed into a group of fans at the X Games Sunday night. The boy was treated and released to his father.

The X Games is an annual sports event, managed by ESPN. The first Winter X Games took place at Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, California, in 1997. The games have also been held at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, Mount Snow in Vermont.


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