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May 11, 2002

CCS Racer Matt Hartlieb Still Hospitalized After Crash Last Weekend At Las Vegas

This just in, from racer John Jewett:<BR><BR>CCS racer Matt Hartlieb seriously injured<BR> <BR>Arizona resident Matt Hartlieb remains in ICU at Las Vegas University Medical Center after a crash during a CCS sprint race at the Las Vegas Classic Road Course Sunday May 5. Matt crashed and was struck by another rider, causing a multi-bike pile-up. Matt was unconscious and transported to UMC. Matt had a serious head injury with bleeding of the brain in two areas, but did not require emergency surgery. He remained in an induced coma and on a ventilator until Thursday.<BR><BR>As of Friday he is doing much better. Doctors have cut back on the meds and taken him off of the ventilator. His girlfriend, mother and friends are by his side supporting him. Doctors hope to transfer him soon to Phoenix to complete his recovery. Matt was having a great weekend, having just won Expert Unlimited GP on his Suzuki 600.<BR> <BR>Friends have set up an account for anyone wishing to help defray the costs of travel, hospital, ect. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.<BR><BR>Wells Fargo Arizona acount # 1006123929<BR><BR>Friends are also planning to raffle an electric go-ped at the next CCS race at Firebird May 18-19, to raise additional funds.