The small New Zealand motorcycling community was shocked this week at the news of the accident involving popular Canterbury motorcycle ace Cameron Jones.
Jones remains in critical condition in Christchurch Hospital following his high-speed crash at Levels Raceway on Sunday, where he was competing at round two of the New Zealand Superbike Championships.
The 19-year-old former national 125GP champion crashed his 600cc superstock bike at Levels during the warm-up lap before the day’s first 600cc race at the track.
He was taken from the track to the Timaru Hospital intensive care unit and later airlifted to Christchurch Hospital, where he has remained since Sunday.
“Today the future for Cam is a bit clearer,” said Patrick Jones, one of his three elder brothers.
“He is still in critical but stable condition. In the next few days changes to his treatment will lead to better estimate of his head injury and his ability to recover. But the current assessment is that he will have a very difficult recovery with a very high likelihood both his head and spinal injuries will remain severe.
“This is tough news for us all but miracles do happen, so we will never stop our hope and prayer for Cam.”
© Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com