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Apr 8, 2011

The Tree That Tried To Kill Two-Time AMA Grand National Champion Gary Nixon

The willow tree that almost did what many decades worth of racebike crashes couldn't do to 70-year-old racer Gary Nixon. The big tree crash happened March 19th.

Via e-mail:

Here is a photo of the tree that almost got me. The doctor said I just dodged the bullet.

Dislocated hip, cracked femur ball and broken socket as I was running, just not fast enough.

Just 6-inches to the left or 1-inch up and I would have been paralyzed or dead!

Doctor says I can now put 50% weight on it. I started using my short crutches from 1969.

Should be able to drive any time.

See you at Laguna!

Gary Nixon #9
Phoenix, Maryland