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Aussie BMX star Caroline Buchanan ended her year with a terrible accident, but is now recovering in hospital with family and fiancé Barry Nobles there to support

Update: Caroline Buchanan

BMX Australia has confirmed that Australian BMX athlete Caroline Buchanan is progressing well following a vehicle roll-over on Saturday 30 December.

Buchanan was with a friend in an off-road vehicle on private property outside Canberra when the accident happened on Saturday afternoon.

The family has confirmed that Caroline is in good spirits and that everything has been moving in a positive direction since confirmation of her injuries (broken sternum, broken nose and collapsed lungs).

She is expected to make a full recovery and will keep fans updated on her progress via her social media channels.


Two-time BMX Olympian and World Champion Caroline Buchanan has been involved in a terrible vehicle roll in recent days, sharing the news of her accident on social media on Tuesday night this week.

In her post, Buchanan notified her legion of dedicated followers that she has been in intensive care for the last couple of days with a broken sternum, broken nose and a collapsed lung.

She has reassured the public that even though she has had a rough couple of days, everything is moving and she is heading in the right recovery direction.

It’s very upsetting when one of the best on and off the track is in hospital with such severe injuries. Buchanan’s achievements on the track include winning eight elite world titles as well as twenty Australian National titles over three cycling disciplines.

Off the track she is an avid speaker and supporter of her motto – “overcoming what life throws at you makes you stronger” – something she proudly displays on her website. Even more so is her dedication to use her public profile as a way to progress the role of women in sport, with her Buchanan Next Gen Scholarship a key contributor to advancing young girls in BMX.

With so many achievements already acquired, this injury presents an even bigger challenge on this champion rider, but like everything she has achieved, no doubt she will bounce back even stronger.

BMXA on behalf of all members and supporters would like to send Buchanan all the best in a successful and speedy recovery, and look forward to seeing her on the track or trackside as soon as possible.

For more information and updates on her injuries, be sure to follow her and fiancé Barry Nobles on Facebook and Instagram.