George McQueen unconscious in a brutal accident and slips face-to-face across the finish line


This is a terrifying moment when skier George McQueen falls unconscious in a brutal accident and slips face-to-face in the finish line.

McQueen’s brutal wipeout took place Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Deer Valley Utah.

McQueen's brutal wipeout held Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Deer Valley Utah

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McQueen’s brutal wipeout held Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Deer Valley UtahCredit: Getty
McQuinn was immediately pushed away from the scene after the incident

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McQuinn was immediately pushed away from the scene after the incidentCredit: AP

The Olympic hopeful was skiing at the FIS Freestyle World Cup event when he hit the back of his head as he made his final jump.

After hitting him twice in the head, McQueen slid across the snow to face the finish line first.

The 23-year-old was brought back to consciousness shortly after the incident.

After the incident, McQueen took to his Instagram story to comment on his “gnarly” crash.

He rehearsed a video clip sliding down the finish line and insisted that he was “doing OK” after the horrific accident.

McGuinn later shared a photo of himself holding a thumbs-up with blood marks on his face.

“Thank God for helmet technology,” he wrote in another photo shared on his Instagram story, showing him the inside of his ski headgear.

Before he regained consciousness and took to social media, The Ski Racer was immediately greeted by Team USA medical staff and ski patrollers, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Once medical staff assisted the unconscious McQueen, the skier was stabilized, placed on the back, and driven away from the scene.

His wipeout prompted the event to be a 15-minute stopover.

When the event back-up began, Michael Kinsbury of Canada earned his 100th Gold Cup podium.

After the win, Kingsbury said: “This is for him.

“I know this is his first super final. He’s an exciting skier with a bright future.

“I think he’s right and we’ll ski together in the super final in the future.”

Soon after, Laura Carlton, communications liaison officer with the US freestyle team, said McQuinn was “seeking a medical evaluation.”

According to the Tribune, McQueen was the only American to enter the Super Final in Thursday’s event.

Thursday’s World Cup mogul races also serve as the USA’s final Olympic qualifier.

About a month before McQueen’s shocking knockout, Durango opened up to the Herald about his lifelong dream of skiing at the Olympics.

He told the Durango Herald: “When I was a kid, I dreamed of skiing at the World Cup and the Olympics.

“Now I have to focus and make it a reality. (Team USA) takes four boys and four girls and I plan to be one of them.”

McQueen, who started competing with the Purgery Freestyle Ski Team at age seven, added: “I love competing. I think it’s fun when everyone comes together on Comp Days and sees who can throw down.

“It’s about skiing with friends and trying to throw great runs.”

The 23-year-old was brought back to consciousness shortly after the incident

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The 23-year-old was brought back to consciousness shortly after the incidentCredit: Instagram / mcquinn_george
Medical personnel ran to help McQueen

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Medical personnel ran to help McQueenCredit: Getty
McQueen fell unconscious after hitting his head

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McQueen fell unconscious after hitting his headCredit: AP



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