This is the reason I choose to play extreme sports purely from the comfort of my own home, playing video games to give me the entertainment with none of the danger. OK, so maybe the adrenaline rush doesn’t compare but you have to weight up the thrills with the spills.
This video shows former BMX rider Stephen Murray talking about the crash which ended his career and almost ended his life. It doesn’t show the accident in full but that’s probably a good thing considering the outcome of it.
Murray was a well-known BMX rider originally from Newcastle in England who won national championships before having a terrible accident at the Dew Action Sports Tour BMX Dirt Finals in Baltimore, Maryland in July, 2007.
He injured his neck, spinal column, and vertebrae in his back and is now a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck downwards. But as can be heard and seen in this video, he has remained strong and positive.