Driver, two rescuers hurt at 411 Motor Speedway

11:27 AM, Jul 14, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Seymour) Two rescuers were hurt Saturday night while attempting to extricate a driver from a race car at the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour.

Sevier County dispatchers confirmed a car flipped during a race at the track and gasoline spilled on two members of the Sevier County Rescue Squad as they worked to remove the driver.

Dispatch and witnesses told 10News once rescuers flipped the car back over gas spilled out and set the car on fire burning the two rescuers. The driver was also hurt.

The two rescuers were transported by ambulance to UT Medical Center.

Sevier County fire, EMS, and Rescue Squad responded to the incident.

According to the Sevier County Rescue Squad Asst. Chief, both rescuers were released from UT medical center with "superficial burns." They do not wish to be named, but want to thank everyone who helped with the response.  They are resting at home.

 

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