PALA — Escondido resident and motocross rider Bryce Vallee was severely injured Sunday while racing at Pala Raceway.
While family could not be immediately reached for comment, Bryce’s father Mike has been issuing updates on his son’s facebook page.
According to the postings, Vallee apparently crashed near a landing area following a jump during the race. Several riders behind Vallee landed on him. He suffered massive injuries, including snapping both femurs, shattering his left elbow, rupturing his liver and kidney; a broken collarbone, multiple fractures of the pelvis, fractures to parts of the lower spine, fractured scaphoid and nerve damage to the left arm and wrist.
Vallee was life-flighted to Palomar Trauma center where he underwent more than eight hours of surgery and was taken to the ICU where he remains in stable condition.
The family is asking that those interested in sending get-well messages may do so through email at email@example.com or at brycevalleemx.com. Donations may also be made by visiting the website and following the “injury” link.
Vallee’s mechanic and friend Omar Ochoa and Chase Lock are organizing a “Ride Day” this Saturday at Milestone MX in Riverside, Calif. to help raise money for Bryce and his family. There will be a silent auction and raffle; any companies wishing to donate items for the auction may contact Omar at Ochoaomar123@yahoo.com, or by calling (760) 622-6883. The ride day event begins at 9 a.m. A portion of the Milestone MX gate fees will go to the Vallee family.