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Spectator Injured at Idaho Demolition Derby

HOMEDALE, Idaho (AP) — A woman suffered a broken rib after a car crashed into fence at a demolition derby in southwestern Idaho.

Organizers say the woman was among spectators at the derby Monday in Homedale when a car spun out of control and crashed into a log barrier. The car was then rammed by another vehicle and collided into a fence in front of the audience, knocking a loudspeaker pole into the crowd.

Paramedics responded to a woman who suffered a broken rib and neck pain.

Mike Conant is a member of the Lion’s Club that hosted the derby and says he spoke Wednesday with the woman. Conant told the Idaho Press-Tribune she treated by paramedics, but not admitted to the hospital.

Conant says the accident at the charity event a “freak thing.”