1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

#irideforpaul Paul Basagoitia Red Bull Rampage crash

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greg, Oct 21, 2015.

?

Do you think Red Bull should cover his medical bills, or at least offer to contribute?

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    100.0%
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Greg

    Greg MTB Rider Staff Member

    Turns out Paul's accident was a little worse than initially thought, after taking a huge fall at this years Red Bull Rampage, he shattered his T12 vertebrae. As many of you know, in the U.S. they don't have a public health care system like the NHS we have in the U.K. which leaves Paul to cover his medical bill himself.
    There was a interesting point made in a comment on Instagram today that perhaps Red Bull, as a gesture of good will, could offer to cover Paul's medical bill. The comment reasoning that Red Bull encourage these athletes to come and push the limits of the sport, ultimatley for Red Bull's profit.

    A fundraising page has been set up by fans and enthusiast, which has currently raised nearly $30,000 of a $100,000 target.
    Do you think Red Bull should cover his medical bills, or at least offer to contribute?

    Paul Basagoitia's crash:

    Instagram Link
     

Share This Page