MTV Host TJ Lavin Critically Injured in Dirt Bike Crash

TJ Lavin


updated 10/15/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 10/15/2010 AT 6:00 PM ET

Pro BMX dirt bike rider TJ Lavin is currently in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital after attempting a dangerous stunt Thursday evening.

Lavin, an X Games star who hosted MTV’s Real World Road Rules Challenge for 10 seasons, was attempting a “nac nac” jump combination and couldn’t return his feet to the pedals before landing, ESPN reports.

The 33-year-old was competing in the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., when the accident happened. He suffered a shattered right wrist and broken ribs and was knocked unconscious, it was reported.

In a statement to PEOPLE, a rep for MTV says, “Our thoughts are with TJ. He is an important part of MTV’s extended family and we’re all praying for him.”


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