Race Car Goes Airborne at New Hampshire Speedway - News - @ JEMS.com


Race Car Goes Airborne at New Hampshire Speedway

A car went airborne and crashed into the pit area, hitting two men who suffered broken bones and other injuries.


 
 

HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press Writer | | Monday, May 24, 2010


CONCORD, N.H. - A car racing on a dirt track went airborne and crashed into the pit area, hitting two men who suffered broken bones and other injuries.

Mike Rivers, the owner of Big Daddy's Speedbowl, said the accident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday during a Sprint Cars of New England race in Wentworth. He estimated the car was going 80 mph on the quarter-mile dirt oval.

"It actually got into the wall and took a very violent turn to the right, and when it did, it left the ground," he said Monday.

The car did not hit a wall or fence, he said.

Neither of the men suffered life-threatening injuries, Rivers said. One was expected to be released from the hospital Monday; the other was scheduled to have surgery on a broken leg. The names of the victims and driver have not been released.

"He's very shook up about the whole thing," Rivers said of the driver.

The Speedbowl opened in the 1960s as a 1/5-mile dirt oval. It was turned into a quarter-mile oval in the 1970s and has operated under several names and owners since.

"The place where these people were standing, they've been standing at this racetrack in that same spot for over 40 years. But then again, these race cars are going faster than they used to," Rivers said. "It's a very unfortunate accident."



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, race

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Glendale Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

Excessive force was used on a combative patient.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Vancouver Chemical Fire Causes Major Response

Hazmat incident sends smoke over port neighborhood.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Plane Skids off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

Delta flight stops just short of Flushing Bay
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >