On March 7, 2006, Ernesto crashed while preparing for an upcoming Supercross race at a test track in California. He suffered a spinal cord injury and is now paralyzed from the chest down.
“Supercross fans were devastated last year when Ernesto was injured. We’re pleased to give people an opportunity to help him on his road to recovery and encourage all Ernesto supporters and Supercross fans to visit the site,” said Miriam Deitcher, director of advertising, Progressive. “The more people who get a quote, the more support we can lend to Ernesto; it can really add up so hopefully Supercross fans will spread the word!”
“I can’t thank Progressive enough for their efforts,” said Ernesto Fonseca. “I continue to receive so much love, encouragement and support from my family, friends and fans each and every day. Recovering from an injury like this is tough but knowing there are so many people out there willing to help means a lot.”