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Exclamation Natalie / Eichner Crash at Glen Helen

Just called in from racer at trackside - WORCS ATV Pro practice today Doug Eichner and John Natalie involved in wreck at Glen Helen.

Natalie is up but Eichner is not yet.... (Just now, literally, so we don't have any details. Doug is still waiting for emergency transport..)

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Eichner has been transported off-site in ambulance. No news yet. Natalie looks to have broken arm or wrist, was holding it to his side.

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WatersRacing - Eichner surgery in the morning for his wrist. Few broken ribs

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Natalie bounces back

These ATV racers are springy - John Natalie came back and ran the Pro Main on Sunday, finishing 5th.
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Exclamation Doug Eichner Update - from WORCS Racing

As most of you know, Doug Eichner, the WORCS 5x ATV Pro Champion, was involved in a very nasty practice crash on Friday at Glen Helen.

Doug apparently got mixed up and took a turn backwards on the course where he and fellow ATV racer John Natalie collided on the front table top. While John Natalie was thrown off and suffered multiple broken ribs, Doug took the majority of the damage.

Doug suffered multiple broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a few major facial lacerations, and a severely broken arm/wrist which required over 6 hours of surgery on Saturday. John Natalie was able to re-focus and actually rode Sunday in the Pro race to a 5th O/A.

Doug meanwhile was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino, Ca where he is recovering in ICU. At this time, I ask everyone to keep the Eichner family in their prayers as he is slowly recovering from this horrific accident.

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C/O Doug Eichner- room #2310
1543 W. 8th St.
San Bernardino, Ca 92411

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Update 9/30/09

Posted: 9/30/2009

Doug has been released and is recovering at home.

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Att: Doug Eichner
10943 Wheatlands Ave. #B
Santee, Ca 92071-5618
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