X Games Snowmobile Goes Rogue, Speeds into Crowd After Terrifying Crash

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 28, 2013

While the X Games may have been dominated by Shaun White's high-flying antics, it may have had its most memorable moment from a speeding snowmobile. 

A tip of the virtual hat to SportsGrid for spotting a moment that really could have been far worse than it was. 

Jackson Strong goes up in the air and loses control of the snowmobile and subsequently every last bit of hold on it. 

Rider and machine go tumbling down to the hard-packed snow, but only one stays put. 

The snowmobile has unfinished business in the gallery and heads off toward fans. Thankfully, it's stopped by the netting surrounding the area. 

The Los Angeles Times reports there was one fan who was injured, but he seems to have come away relatively unscathed:

A young male fan was injured when he tried to get out of the way of the snowmobile. He was shown being put on a stretcher, with an injury to his right knee. ESPN later reported that he was treated and released.

This was hardly the first snowmobile to cause a stir at the Games. Caleb Moore's crash had a far more terrifying aftermath. Moore crashed his snowmobile on Thursday and needed surgery for a heart contusion the next morning.

Thankfully, the only issue here was a snowmobile seemingly intent on greeting fans. 


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