Former child actor Rodney Allen Rippy is is critical condition, but expected to survive, following a motorbike crash on Monday. He didn't go to the hospital for his injuries until Thursday when he developed breathing problems.
According to TMZ, Rodney Allen Rippy was riding his dirt bike when he had a wreck. He was thrown ten feet into the air and endured a hard landing. He is said to be in the trauma unit recovering from broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Are you having trouble placing actor Rodney Allen Rippy? That's because he was best known for acting in an advertisement way back in the 1970's. He was the "Jack-in-the-Box" kid. Do you remember seeing those fast food TV ads back in the 70's? His line in the ad was "It's too big to eat!"
In addition to appearing in the "Jack-in-the-Box" ads, he also had a small role in the movie "Blazing Saddles."
Dirt bikes can be dangerous, even when responsible adults are riding them. Rodney Allen Rippy is a 42-year old man now; one who's lucky to be alive. Whenever injuries such as those caused by crashing a dirt bike occur, people should always seek medical treatment. Issues like Rodney Allen Rippy's are not always detectable without medical tests.
Photo Source: Rodney Allen Rippy Official Website