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Barney Barnett injured

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by mxpilot, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. mxpilot

    mxpilot PR Elite

    Location:
    Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
    Racing Number:
    462
    I'm seeing posts on FB saying Barney was injured at a track while protecting his kid. Post indicate a head injury and he is at Akron City hospital, in ICU.

    Sending prayers for him, thought folks here could add theirs, and good wishes for a complete recovery.
     
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  2. BJ@Beansbikepark

    BJ@Beansbikepark PR Founding Father

    Hope everyone is fine. The kid that crashed into him has broken leg and is getting surgery . Hate to see people getting hurt.
     
  3. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Oh no. I hate to read this stuff. Head injury and ICU. I hope he get sorted out. :(
     
  4. jrminiquad

    jrminiquad PR Member

    Location:
    Salem, OH
    You know what happened BJ?
     
  5. mxpilot

    mxpilot PR Elite

    Location:
    Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
    Racing Number:
    462
    Reports this morning say he woke briefly, knew his sister, know his name and birthday. They say,"Far from out of the woods, but this was improvement."
     
  6. BJ@Beansbikepark

    BJ@Beansbikepark PR Founding Father

    No I don't did not see it
     
  7. Jon16

    Jon16 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Canton, OH
    His son wrecked on the tunnel jump, I couldn't see him, but I'm assuming his bike was in the track. Barney stopped on the top of the landing. He stopped right in the main line. Someone jumped the tunnel and his back wheel hit the back of Barneys helmet. I heard he was conscious at the track. I also heard the kid that landed on him broke his femur.
     
  8. Vet261

    Vet261 PR Addict

    Location:
    Valley City, Ohio
    Best wishes Barney!
     
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  9. mxpilot

    mxpilot PR Elite

    Location:
    Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
    Racing Number:
    462
    From his wife on FB tonight.

    "Update on Barney Barnett. He is currently still in ICU. responds to some questions but doesn't open his eyes. Answers some questions correctly, but others are wrong or he just states "I don't know". He's been sleeping most of the day. Dr is ordering another cat scan of his head. Thank you for all of the prayers and support."
     
  10. Abie Loebich

    Abie Loebich PR Member

    Racing Number:
    79
    sending prayers!!! Anything dealing with the brain is such a slow healing process. Have patience and stay positive especially around him, He may not be responding but he may be able to hear. When I was being brought out of the coma the doctors required very little stimulation. My mom would just sing to me, I would mouth the words because I didn't know how to talk yet. Please keep us updated on here!!! And if you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I may not know everything, but I do know a lot about living with a brain injury and I want to help anyway that I can
     
  11. jfalat

    jfalat PR Addict

    Location:
    brimfield ohio
    Racing Number:
    655
    He is on my wife's floor... the nurses on that floor will give him the best care possible.... thoughts and prayers to him and his family....
     
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  12. mxpilot

    mxpilot PR Elite

    Location:
    Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
    Racing Number:
    462
    Late evening post...sounds promising. From his wife-

    "Barney Barnett cat scan came back with NO abnormalities. ...Thank you lord.... just time and healing."
     
  13. D.Barnett

    D.Barnett Noob

    Racing Number:
    222
    Barney is making minimal progress... not waking up or hasn't ate yet. Becomes very agitated when you ask to many questions. Mostly answers yes or no. Still on the ICU And he was knocked unconscious at the track. I'm hoping he will just open his eyes and speak a whole sentence. I love you Barney Barnett with my every being. Kids miss and love you too. Thank you for all your prayers and kind words.
     
  14. Vet261

    Vet261 PR Addict

    Location:
    Valley City, Ohio
    Please keep us posted. We are all wishing and hoping for the best.

    Also, anyone have any update on the other rider involved? Who was it? Is he doing ok?
     
  15. Abie Loebich

    Abie Loebich PR Member

    Racing Number:
    79
    Thanks for the update!! Have they done a mri? What is their current diagnosis? If he is still struggling with responding, I highly recommend you transfer him to Metro Health. I am sure Akron is a wonderful hospital, but Metro is the trauma hub and will be able to start giving you answers and help you to fully understand what all is going on.
     
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  16. Toth17

    Toth17 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    17
    The other kid is Austin Smith, he's 14 I think? Broke his femur, and the process was a little longer because the bone went into the muscle, but in the healing process now. I saw that on facebook.
     
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  17. D.Barnett

    D.Barnett Noob

    Racing Number:
    222
     
  18. D.Barnett

    D.Barnett Noob

    Racing Number:
    222
    Just did a 3rd cat scan because they did notice small bleeds in his brain.
     
  19. Double D

    Double D PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Strongsville, OH
    Racing Number:
    19
    You need to get him to Metro. They are the best in brain trauma. One of my employees has just had the pressure released and home walking and talking at 75 years old. (last week)

    Her brain was pushed 17mm up and 14 mm to the right. Within 4 days she was talking walking and eating. Insist on Metro.

    Dr. Yapicilar. Head neuro surgeon
     
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  20. Abie Loebich

    Abie Loebich PR Member

    Racing Number:
    79
    Bleeding in the brain.... Get to metro ASAP
     
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