Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 1/6/12

Actually it’s not funny at all seeing that the bobsled pilot, Canadian Chris Spring, nearly died from excessive blood loss following a horrific crash during a training run in Altenberg, Germany that also saw two of his fellow bobsled team members sent to hospital for treatment of bruising and leg injuries.  But it was the Calgarian Spring’s frightening injury that nearly cost him his life.

During the wreck Spring was speared in the buttocks and leg by a piece of wood from a crash barrier that prevents out-of-control sleds from skidding off the track.  The laceration was so deep and severe in nature that the bobsled pilot lost a tremendous amount of blood and had to be sedated at the scene before being transported to a hospital in Dresden for further treatment.

Latest reports say that Spring in stable condition and resting comfortably in hospital.  His two teammates, Bill Thomas and Graeme Rinholm, were kept in hospital overnight, while the fourth member of the crew, Tim Randall, walked away from the crash.

Best wishes to Spring for a full and speedy recovery.

[Vancouver Sun]

 

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