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Update On Injured Rosecroft Drivers


Published: May 23, 2012 11:49 am ET

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Three drivers injured in a seven-horse accident at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday, May 22 are recuperating at Prince George’s County Hospital.

The accident occurred in the fifth race when the lead horse, Pinderonabender, driven by William Carter, took a bad step approaching the final three-eighths of a mile point of the race. That started a chain reaction that involved seven of the nine horses in the race.

As of Wednesday morning, the following updates were received on the three drivers taken to the hospital:

  • William Carter has received stitches around his ears for cuts received and has three fractured vertebrae
  • Donnie Russell has an internal wrist fracture and suffered a separated collarbone which was reset. He will have surgery later today
  • Justin Hite has a cracked heel and a broken bone in the top part of his foot

The remainder of the drivers involved in the accident --- George Polk Jr., Justin Brenneman, Charles Perry Jr. and Justin Vincent --- all received medical attention following the race and did not require any further treatment.

All the horses involved in the incident were uninjured.

Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing all drivers involved in the incident quick and full recoveries from their injuries.

(Rosecroft Raceway)

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