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Man hurt in crash at W.Va. track

June 02, 2003|By DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A 26-year-old man was flown to the Baltimore Shock Trauma unit Sunday afternoon after the all-terrain vehicle on which he was riding at the Tomahawk Motocross track rolled over him, a Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department official said.

It appears the man completed a jump during a competition at the track when he wrecked, said paramedic Jim McQuaid.

McQuaid said the man was at the bottom of a hill and was unconscious when he arrived.

The man later regained consciousness, McQuaid said.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 4:54 p.m.

Because of the extent of the man's injuries, it was determined that he should be taken to Shock Trauma, McQuaid said.

McQuaid declined to identify the man or elaborate on his condition.

The man was transported to Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department, where a helicopter landed and flew the man to Baltimore, McQuaid said.

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Track officials could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Tomahawk Motocross is a large track along Tomahawk Run Road just west of Hedgesville, McQuaid said.

The track opened last year, although much of the racing at the track began this year, McQuaid said.

Sunday's accident occurred during a slate of motocross races, McQuaid said.

It appeared Sunday's events were coming to a close when the crash occurred, McQuaid said.

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