Sad news that Jeremy Lusk the freestyle motocross star died after head injuries sustained in a crash in Costa Rica last weekend.
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He had previously tried to the same trick: a look back hart attack indian air backflip at X games 13 in 2007 and was lucky in the fall.
"Lusk was injured Saturday when he failed to complete a full rotation while attempting a Hart Attack backflip on his bike and slammed head-first into the dirt. He underwent surgery to relieve swelling on his brain, but his condition worsened Monday.
Lusk crashed in almost identical fashion in the freestyle semifinals at the 2007 X Games but was unhurt. Last March, while preparing for the Moto X World Championships, Lusk said he didn't attempt the Hart Attack backflip for months after his X Games crash.
"I was a little scared of it," he said.
Lusk enjoyed a successful 2008 season, during which he won Freestyle gold at the X Games, silver in Best Trick when he landed the first double grab Hart Attack backflip, and a bronze helmet in Freestyle at the Moto X World Championships. He also won both Freestyle and Best Trick last September at X Games Mexico and finished third overall in Freestyle on the '08 Dew Tour. A San Diego native, Lusk is survived by his wife, Lauren."
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