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'Big Ed' Beckley Injured In Weekend Accident

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By Brittany Cooper

Hobbs, New Mexico ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Stuntman 'Big Ed' Beckley was injured this weekend during a show in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Beckley tells Idaho's First News he fell short of the landing ramp, the bike flipped and he was thrown off.

This happened at the 'No Limits' Monster Truck Tour in front of several thousand fans. Beckley was air-lifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas where in remains Monday afternoon.

He suffered broken ribs, a bruised shoulder and has some breathing issues according to friends.

He won't be down for long; the Texas stuntman says he hopes to be back doing what he loves in a few weeks.

KLBK spoke to Beckley at his hospital bed in Lubbock. Beckley said, "I don't want it beat me. I'm going to step back and jump more cars there next year. You watch, Knievel tried to jump it way back in 1974 and he's not been back. Nobody else did either."

Meanwhile, Beckley was a guest Monday morning on Top Story on KLIX 1310 AM.

He said he signed a contract with a private landowner for a take–off point to jump the Snake River Canyon on September 7th.


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