Pastrana breaks pelvis in Base jumping incident

Reigning ARA and Nitro RX champion had a heavy landing after parachuting from a tower in Fort Lauderdale


Travis Pastrana has broken his pelvis in a Base jumping accident while filming for a new web series in Florida.

The reigning American Rally Association presented by DirtFish National Championship and Nitro Rallycross champion was jumping from the Hyatt Centric Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday when his parachute was deployed late, leading to him hitting the ground in nearby Huizenga Plaza at some speed.

A video shared on social media shows the experienced skydiver and Base jumper battling to control his parachute during his descent before making heavy contact with the ground. He was then taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment.

Speaking to WSVN, a Fox-affiliated television station serving Miami and Fort Lauderdale, a spokesman for Pastrana confirmed the nature of his injury, and that he had undergone surgery following the accident.

Pastrana has broken his pelvis multiple times in the past, with those injuries among more than 60 broken bones he’s sustained throughout his wide-ranging action sports career. His latest pelvis break could throw Pastrana’s participation in the early part of the ARA season in doubt.

While the extent of his recovery time hasn’t been confirmed thus far, the second round of the season, the 100 Acre Wood Rally, takes place on March 18-19, with Pastrana’s Subaru team typically skipping the season-opening Sno*Drift anyway.

That event runs exactly one month prior. The 2022 Nitro RX schedule meanwhile has not yet been revealed.

DirtFish has contacted Subaru Motorsports USA for comment.

Words:Dominik Wilde