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Brandon Hartranft Hospitalized With Multiple Spinal Fractures


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Brandon Hartranft has shared a full update, including an explanation and the extent of his injuries, after a crash that occurred last Tuesday near Fresno, California. The Twisted Tea/Progressive/HEP Motorsports/Suzuki rider is hospitalized with multiple fractures to the lumbar spine, ribs, and shoulder, as well as a hip displacement, but is in stable condition and has full movement and feeling through his body.

Hartranft first confirmed the incident and that he’d had surgery with a brief social media post last Thursday, while “get well soon messages” from friends and competitors amplified the news.

“Tuesday I was training and did this rhythm. It was a 3-3-3-on off. Well the middle of the 3 triple my bike cut out and I landed head first,” he stated in the Instagram caption on Sunday. “Which caused L1-L2 endplate fractures, L3-L4 transverse process fractures, L1-L3 spinous process fractures, left hip dislocation, right rib fractures 5-7, right scapular fracture, and right hemothorax with chest tube placement.”

Images of Hartranft in a hospital bed, a badly cracked helmet, and scans of the damage done and hardware added to his lower back are included in the post. Despite the situation, he concluded positively by saying, “I want to say thank you to all of you who has reached out and help me on my Road2Recovery. You all mean so much to me and it’s making my life better.”

A donation fund to help with the imminent medical bills and rehabilitation, which will exceed the coverage offered by Hartranft’s personal health insurance, has been established by Road2Recovery with an intended goal of $500,000.


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Contributions to Hartranft’s R2R fund can be made at road2recovery.com/brandon-hartranft/while others in the industry have to put together benefits to help the 24 year old. Expect more details and projects to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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