Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha's Cameron Beaubier Injured In Scooter Accident
NEWS March 29, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of Yamaha-Motor:
CYPRESS, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – 19 year-old Cameron Beaubier, who races a Yamaha YZF-R6® for Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, was involved in an unfortunate, one-vehicle accident while riding his Yamaha Zuma® 50 scooter on the street. He clipped an unseen hazard in the roadway and suffered a fractured right patella (kneecap), while also tweaking his right wrist.
Very soon after the accident, Cameron had surgery on the patella, which involved the use of wires and screws to hold the bone together so it can heal properly. Cameron’s wrist injury did not require surgery.
Commenting on the incident, Cameron said, “I’m so disappointed to have injured myself, and in such an odd manner. It happened so quickly, and I’m fortunate that there were no other vehicles around at the time. I’m not yet sure what my prognosis is for racing at Road Atlanta (April 20-22) in a few weeks, but I’m hopeful for a quick recovery.”
Cameron was the quickest AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike rider overall at the official AMA Pro test held this past Tuesday and Wednesday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
When asked about his wrist injury, Cameron said, “Thankfully, there are no broken bones in my wrist. It’s sore right now, but I had it thoroughly checked out, and it’s nothing major. My knee is the issue.”
Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha said, “We feel badly for Cameron. Off the track, he’s sure had his share of bad luck.” Cameron fractured the tibia on his left leg while training on a motocross bike this past Christmas Eve, and that injury is now fully healed. McCarty added, “It’s too soon to tell if Cameron will be unable to race at Road Atlanta. We’ll know more next week after he begins physical therapy so, for now, we wish him the best and remain hopeful for a quick recovery.”
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