29 June 2011

2011 Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb: Updates on Injured Motorcycle Riders

Update as of 5-Jul-11, 3pm:
[From facebook]

Ryan Sweeney Dale had the tubes removed from his mouth. In surgery, they installed a trache tube for breathing + put in a tube to direct feed to his stomach. They should start to bring him out of his coma Wed.

Update as of 1-Jul-11:
[From facebook]

Kelly Wiley

Dale Wentworth the downed aprilla rider, is showing some good signs. Brain swelling is down, pupils have reacted to light, and squeezed my aunts hand a couple of times on demand. Please keep all fingers crossed and give a prayer. He's still not out of the woods yet, but keeps giving as positive signs. Keep it up Uncle Dale!!!!!

Update as of 29-Jun-11, 3pm:
[From facebook]

Regarding Dale Wentworth, #64, injured motorcycle rider:
Kristen Coltey Wentworth He's got alot of broken bones, had some bleeding in his brain but they got that under control, and a puncured lung...as of last night the brain swelling was down, they did a cat scan which came back normal and he's finally breathing on his own...He's still in the ICU and still has a long road ahead of him...the family is asking for prayers and warm thoughts sent his way (I'm his daughter in law).

Also looking for status on vintage rider Donald "BJ" Bjornsrud, #777.

According to the PPIHC facebook page 28-Jun-11, 10pm:

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site) wrote: "The two riders are still in ICU. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families."

I believe they were both airlifted off the hill during the race.


K. Dochterman said...

Thank you please continue to update us, because one of the accidents happened right by me, and I was wondering how they were.

LCP said...

K., Thank you...I will pass on any information I receive, please do the same. Sadly, it has been really difficult to find info on their condition.

Anonymous said...

Rider 64, Dale wentworth is my uncle, he remains in the ICU, still brain swelling is going down , pupils responding to light now and did respond to a command by squeezing a hand but is still unconcious and that has not changed despite the improvements. alot of broken bones and damage. not getting any worse but making some very minor improvememnts. but we will take all we can get.

LCP said...

Thank you so much for the update on Dale, blessings to your entire family for his continued healing.