Racer Fatality at San Diego SX

wardy

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chili
Is it me or did this reporter throw some pretty bad comments in there?

bad deal for sure.

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went to the SX then come home and find out about this fatality. i then log on to my local forum only to find out a rider had died at races at one of our local Socal tracks, i dont know him, but a lot of people i know did- LA old timer Dave Williams.

sad news indeed. condolances
 
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Very sad :ugg:

My condolances to Jason's family and friends.
 

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Godspeed indeed. Wardy I agree. I guess the editor had to make their deadline as I felt the story was very poorly written.
 

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Very sad!:( My condolances. The article was obviously written by a NON motorcycle person. The explanations of the course and preventative measures was weak showing that the reporter was only on the story because of the unfortunate death of a racer.
 

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I'm actaully surprised to find out that this was the first SX fatality. It speaks volumes about the safety record of SX. Lets hope we can go another 32 years before a rider is sadly lost.

My sincerest condolances to Jason's family and friends. It's a terrible outcome to what must have started off as an exciting night for all of them.
 

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wardy: I agree completely it was a terrible write up but unfortunately it was the only article I could find at the time to post for the info on the accident.
 

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A few more reads:

San Diego Union Tribune:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/20040125-9999_1s25superx.html

Racer-X:
"There was a rider fatality yesterday at the San Diego Supercross. Riverside, California's Jason Ciarletta suffered fatal injuries in a first-turn accident in the Saturday-afternoon qualifiers at Qualcomm Stadium. Ciarletta tangled with another rider, went over the berm, and endoed to the ground. Despite the best efforts of trackside medical personnel, including the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit, his life could not be saved. Ciarletta was pronounced dead later Saturday night at a San Diego area hospital. He was 19 years old.

This marks the first fatality in the 31-year history of AMA Supercross."

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I went last night and had no idea until I went online to get the results confirmed.

Tragic.
 

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There are lots of rumors on the web. I've seen claims ranging from broken neck to ruptured aorta to a cut jugular vein as the cause of Jason's demise. An autopsy is due to be performed tomorrow. I hope there is a report available to us.

It's truly sad that someone so young lost his life. I'd like to extend my condolences to his family.
 

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It would be a great show of support for the family if a lot of riders could be at the funeral. I know everyone has busy schedules but if our SoCal Chapter members could find a way to make a showing as a delagation of DRN would show international support and sincere sympathy to his family. Just a thought.