In July 2004, Colin attempted a stunt that involved a ramp mounted on the hood of a van that was driving toward him as he rode toward it. He failed in the attempt, suffering severe injuries, including breaking both ankles, fracturing a vertebra, and breaking several bones in his wrist. He also dislocated his ankle and right foot.
Immediately following the crash, Colin was rushed by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore where he began a long rehabilitation. Following extensive surgery on his shattered ankles Colin was put in a stable situation, although it was unclear whether he would be able to ride again. 6 months on from the crash, he was able to walk unassisted, although notably with a limp. However despite this progress, Colin found his injuries and his inability to ride too distressing. On 9 August 2005, Colin committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust pipes of his motorbike in his garage at his home in Greenville, NC.
not trying to make you act like a human being or anything but.....Im supposed to feel bad that this kid tried something so dumb that a 3 grader could say "that’s dumb" And then after he FUBAR'd his legs he off's himself? meh i just can’t feel bad.
The guy was a pro rider who gained some fame/success by setting crazy bmx records. He had his career ended by doing one of these stunts, and killed himself over it. I find that quite sad.