Man hurt in mud race after losing control

Posted Aug. 01, 2011, at 9:34 a.m.

LEBANON, Maine — Officials say a stuck throttle may be the reason a Massachusetts man’s truck went out of control and crashed during a mud race in East Lebanon.

The name of the injured man wasn’t released, but he was taken to a York County hospital on Sunday after his truck went off the track and traveled about 100 feet into a wooded area before landing in a brook. The water was about three feet deep.

The man’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

Lebanon assistant rescue Chief Jason Cole tells the Portland Press Herald the incident seems to be a freak accident.

The event, Go Deep Mud, has three, 200-foot-long mud pits where races are held a couple of times a month.