An 8-year-old boy's mother reports that his condition has been revised from serious to stable after a dirt-bike accident on Long Island sent him to the hospital.
Prospective third-grader Charles "Chip" Wallshein was attending camp at a private motocross club, Club MX in Ronkonkoma, when he suffered a major injury this Thursday at 4:30pm. At the time, he was on the beginner track with four other kids. Charles was on a 2009 Honda CRF50F motocross bike when he lost control, fell, and was hit by 11-year-old Skyler Primack's 2009 Honda CR150. Skyler, of Briarcliff Manor, and Charles were both wearing helmets. However, Charles suffered head trauma and was rushed to the hospital.
According to the head of the owner of the club, Mike Rio, Charles's entire family rides motocross and have been members for a long time. Rio pointed out that his business is family-oriented, keeping safety and fun paramount priorities.
Rio said the family was grateful that he had summoned the ambulance so quickly.
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