John Force Seriously Injured at NHRA Event
Drag-racing star John Force was seriously injured after he had an accident with Funny Car rival Kenny Bernstein at the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, on Sunday, September 23, 2007. He was transported to the hospital with two broken legs and an injured hand.
The wreck occurred just after the two cars crossed the finish line in the second round of eliminations.
"John’s chassis broke in half and the engine and front two wheels were over in Kenny’s lane, and that’s what Kenny hit," Werner said. "He was alert and obviously in a lot of pain, but the whole time he was asking questions. His primary concern was for Kenny Bernstein."
The John Force Team issued a statement saying the prognosis for a full recovery was very good.
Daughter Ashley Force, also a Funny Car driver, pulled out of the semifinals.
Source: The Associated Press