22 year-old David Young, an American Cat 1/2 rider and the recent winner of the 74 mile Tour de Phoenix, has lost his left leg below the knee (and may lose the knee as well) as a result of a motorcycle accident on June 6. Young was riding with a friend in Kenosha, WI, when the two collided with each other and crashed.
David tried to leverage himself and the bike from falling by extending his left leg out toward the pavement, ultimately leading to his severe leg injury. He got up and tried to walk when he realized his left leg was incorrectly positioned. David was immediately air-evaced to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, where doctors decided to amputate his leg from just below the knee. He also severely dislocated his knee to the point that it will be a challenge to save it. His other injuries include lacerations and road rash on his arms, leg, and head.
David's family, friends, and team (Vision Quest LLC) have rallied around to assist him pay his large medical costs, as he was not insured, and they are asking for support. More information can be found at: www.visionquestcoaching.com/DavidYoung.asp