RICHLAND - An Othello man sustained critical injuries in a motocross crash Sunday in Richland.

Jaime Garza, competing in the PRO Northwest Mx Nationals at Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex, crashed on a jump and was subsequently ran over and landed on by other riders, according to family friend Brandon Kirkendall, who started a GoFundMe account for Garza.

Garza reportedly suffered major internal injuries, broken ribs, punctured lungs, a bruised heart, bleeding in his brain and numerous other bone fractures. He is currently listed in critical condition at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.


“Currently he is fighting for his life,” Kirkendall wrote on the confirmed GoFundMe Page. “He and his family could use all the help they can get. He is facing an extremely long and expensive road to recovery as medical bills are adding up very quickly. He’s looking at months if not (a) year or more recovery when he pulls through for all of us.”

Donations will be directed to Garza’s mother to help with expenses. More than $13,000 has been donated since the fundraiser was set up on Tuesday. The GoFundMe page can be found here.

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A note to the family. I learned after a couple of car accidents I was in a few years ago that left me injured and with no way to pay for my surgeries and stuff. The government says if a person is physically unable to work for atleast one year or 12 months due to a physical disability. Go to a lawyer here in town and apply for SSD or SSI and it will take a couple of months and they will even deny u a few times but it’s how the system works and it doesn’t cost u anything. They pay the medical bills plus he will receive a monthly check to live on till he is able to get back to get well and back to work. Plus they help with that as well.

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