Truck flip is a flop, but O.C. daredevil survives

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonMillen says he successfully landed the 360-degree back flip three times into the cardboard boxes before the final training jump ended with the crash. He says he’s disappointed he won’t be able to perform the trick on New Year’s Eve as planned, but “happy that I will be able to walk again.” Millen is president of R. Millen Motorsport Sales in Huntington Beach. An Orange County daredevil was hurt while practicing a back flip in his off-road truck for a New Year’s Eve stunt in Las Vegas. The truck landed upside down on concrete after the failed attempt at the former El Toro air station in Irvine on Dec. 22. Rhys Millen, 35, was hospitalized with neck and back injuries and has now returned to his San Juan Capistrano home. Millen was training to be the first person to complete a back flip off a ramp in an off-road racing truck. He was planning to make the record run for ESPN’s broadcast of the “Red Bull Experiment” from the Rio hotel and casino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more