Eight People Injured, Three Seriously Hurt After Vehicle Crashes Into Racing Spectators
Texas News Today reports that a total of eight people were injured at a racecourse in El Paso County when one of the vehicles crashed into a group of spectators on Sunday, June 13th.
According to a statement released by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the race took place in Fabens, Texas, located approximately 40 miles southeast of El Paso and one mile from the US/Mexico Border. Authorities say that a pickup truck participating in the race slid off the muddy track, through a barricade, and into the crowd.
The injured were taken to an area hospital for treatment for their injuries. Three of those injured in the incident are currently listed in serious condition. Five additional people were treated with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to a spokesperson from the company running security at the racing event, muddy road conditions can cause a vehicle to move unpredictably. That’s what seemed to have happened on Sunday afternoon when the race driver lost control of his car, went off the racecourse, and into a group of vehicles and people.
An eyewitness described the scene as “ugly” and told reporters that several ambulances responded to the scene.
The crash is still currently under investigation.