3 Injured when Race Car Crashes over Fence in Florida

Posted at 1:34 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 13:34:00-05

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Three people in a pit area were injured when they were struck by a race car that hit a barrier and catapulted over a 10-foot fence at a dirt speedway near Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Sunday's crash at Volusia Speedway Park left one victim in extremely critical condition. The other two were taken to a hospital in stable condition. One was released Sunday night.

Driver Dale Blaney of the Pennsylvania-based Zemco race team wasn't injured in the crash, though the sheriff's office said his car was significantly damaged.

The area where the car landed was restricted to race participants and pit crews and not accessible to the general public.

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