Since the dawn of man we have been trying to jump on cars for long distances. It has always had varying degrees of success. On the one hand, we have the Duke’s children. On the other hand, this guy who fired and destroyed a black first-generation Ford Raptor. Somewhere in the middle we have this slave – better known as Caz on Instagram. You see, Caz decided to jump 2021 third-General Raptor. This isn’t terribly uncommon, but the result was. He literally broke his back.
While speaking with Jalopnik, he broke down exactly what happened at the Virginia International Dirt Raceway. Apparently, there was an event held by a group called the Off-Road Revolution. There were about 50 Raptors and 10 TRXs, according to Kaz.
“there [were] The three of us with the 2021 Raptors run as a group, pushing more on each hop to see what the trucks can handle. Last encounter with one of the guys said he went 50 and looked pretty normal. I aimed for 60 but may have gone over that because I wasn’t looking forward to the speed. I had a nice smooth jump but unfortunately got a perfect pie/all four wheels at the same time,” Kaz wrote.
Kaz went on to say that his T12 vertebra was split into three pieces, which is really not what you want under any circumstances.
“The worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life,” he wrote. “I actually threw my truck into the park and sank to the ground trying to straighten my back.”
Despite seeing all this, another nearly identical driver from the Raptor decided to do the same launch and landed similarly hard. According to Caz, this driver was also taken to the hospital by ambulance and had a broken hairline, but they won’t need any surgery.
Kaz says he is scheduled to have his back fusion on Wednesday. After that, there will likely be be recuperation.
Remarkably, the truck itself was unharmed, Kaz said.
“[E]Someone said my truck looks undamaged. I didn’t see him [because] I’ve been in a hospital bed ever since [Saturday] afternoon, but my dad was driving it and said there was nothing clearly wrong,” he said. “There are no lights or noises.”
He says he doesn’t blame Ford or their marketing for the accident, because the truck handled it.
He wrote “my body was the weak link” with “ha” at the end.
The moral of the story, Kaz says, is that a truck can take it, not that your body can.
“I knew there was a chance of harming my off-road truck,” he said, “but I had never in a million years thought that I would be physically harmed.” “Definitely a wake-up call.”