Person hit by car at derby

Rawlins Daily Times, Thorn Compton Pictured is the scene just moments after a person was struck by a car during Saturday's demolition derby.

Rawlins Daily Times, Thorn Compton
Pictured is the scene just moments after a person was struck by a car during Saturday's demolition derby.

Daily Times Staff Report

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RAWLINS — A person was hit by a car during the mini-car derby portion of the demolition derby Saturday at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.

An arena full of spectators was on-hand to see the accident that occurred on the south side of the arena. The derby’s announcer said a “first responder” was struck and asked attendees to keep that person “in their prayers” prior to the beginning of the event.

The accident resulted in a 20-minute delay so that organizers could add logs to the inside of the track to prevent cars from running off the track again.

The Daily Times spoke in person minutes after the accident Saturday to officials with the Rawlins Fire Department, Rawlins Police Department, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and Carbon County Fire Department, who all declined to comment besides an assurance that the person struck was “fine” and that the victim sustained a cut to their arm.

Calls to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Rawlins Police Department, Carbon County Fair Board and Memorial Hospital of Carbon County were not returned Monday.

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