Texas Racer Injured In Pikes Peak Hill Climb Crash Dies

A 54-year-old Texas man died Sunday of injuries he suffered when his motorcycle crashed moments after he crossed the finish line of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.

Pikes Peak (USDA/file)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 29, 2013) Bobby Goodin, 54, of Flower Mound died Sunday of injuries he suffered when his motorcycle crashed moments after he crossed the finish line of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs.

Goodin lost control of his motorcycle while he tried to slow down on the gravel parking lot atop Pikes Peak.

He was lying face down and unconscious when emergency crews arrived.

Goodin suffered serious injuries, but information about his condition wasn’t immediately available, Sgt. Gregory White with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said.

Paramedics performed CPR on Goodin, who was flown by helicopter from the 14,115-foot summit of the peak.

Goodin was racing for the second time at the annual event.

Race host Colorado Springs Sports Corp. says Goodin's death was the first for a motorcycle racer since 1982 and the fifth race-related death in the event's 92-year history.


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