June 21, 2018
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Emergency medical personnel called to Speedway 95 after crash involving 4 female racers

By Dawn Gagnon and Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff

HERMON, Maine — Emergency medical personnel from Speedway 95, Hermon and Hampden were called to Speedway 95 on Wednesday night after a crash that involved four female racers.

It was not immediately clear if any of the racers suffered serious injury, but all were responsive immediately after the crash, Speedway 95 Head Scorer Kim Baker Allen said late Wednesday. She said, however, that one of the women was able to drive her car away from the wreck site.

Allen said the pileup happened about 9 p.m. during the second race in a three-race summer series in the ladies division. Drivers Nicole Smith of Bangor and Kayla Allen of Penobscot collided in turn two of their second lap. Becky Elston of Carmel and Amy Houde of Howland also were involved.

Allen and Smith were taken by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment of hand and shoulder injuries and headaches, the track official said. Allen was able to get out of her car on her own but Smith had to be extricated when track officials cut off the roof of her car.

Elston’s car had minor damage and she was able to drive it off the track, Allen said. The other three cars had to be towed.

The rest of the race, which was the last of the evening, was canceled as a result of the accident and will be rescheduled.


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