Warning! Someone’s idea of a prank (at the MCF Skills Park) resulted in serious injuries to two people. One of the teeter-totters was intentionally propped from the underside, not allowing it to pivot.
One of the injured riders wrote…“From a near stand still, my front tire fell off the end (of the teeter-totter) and I went head first into the ground briefly knocking myself out and fracturing the C3 vertebrae in my neck. Broke a tooth as well. It will be a few weeks before I ride again, but I was lucky I received no neural injuries as it could have been much worse.”
Before riding, please inspect all features at the skills area for tampering. Please report any knowledge that you may have of this tampering or any that you find in the future…just call 911. If possible, please remove any tampering and/or immediately contact Jim Crissman (MCF trail coordinator)
My sincere apologies to the injured riders. Get healed up quickly and get back in the saddle!