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Jul 10, 2001

Racer Bruce Lind Critical After Laguna Seca 250cc GP Crash

AMA 250cc Grand Prix racer Bruce Lind is in the Intensive Care Unit of Monterey Community Hospital with injuries sustained in a crash during a MBNA 250cc heat race Saturday July 7 at Laguna Seca.<BR><BR>According to reports, Lind highsided in turn three and his Yamaha TZ250 landed directly on top of him. Lind is being kept company in the hospital by his wife, Edie, along with racing friend and teammate Ed Sorbo. Sorbo's wife, Catherine, e-mailed an update on Lind's condition to Roadracing World Monday evening saying that Lind "is improving, yet Bruce is still in ICU. He has 11 broken ribs, some with multiple breaks. His ankle may or may not be broken, and he suffered some internal injuries (including a punctured lung) also but has not had to undergo surgery. Bruce is a hearty guy, so he should heal quickly."<BR><BR>Contacted Tuesday, July 10, Catherine Sorbo said that Lind had taken a turn for the worse late Monday night, was put on a ventilator, and underwent surgery to remove his spleen Tuesday morning.<BR><BR>Fans who wish to send a Get Well message to Lind can do so at this address:<BR>Bruce Lind, ICU patient<BR>c/o Monterey Community Hospital<BR>P.O. Box HH<BR>Monterey, CA 93942<BR><BR>Messages can also be sent via e-mail, c/o Sorbo, to<BR><BR>The hospital telephone number is (831) 424-7705. The number for the FAX machine in Patient Relations is (831) 625-4568.
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