Flower Mound motorcyclist injured at Pikes Peak event

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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File photo of action at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a racer from Texas was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle moments after crossing the finish line at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports 54-year-old Bobby Goodin, of Flower Mound, Texas, lost control of his Triumph 675R while he tried to slow down on the gravel parking lot atop Pikes Peak on Sunday. He was lying face down and unconscious when emergency crews arrived.

Sgt. Gregory White with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Goodin suffered serious injuries but his condition was unknown. Paramedics performed CPR on the man until he was flown by helicopter from the 14,115-foot summit.

Goodin was racing for the second time at the annual event.

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