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Spectators Injured During Box Derby Races At Festival


May 28, 2018

A box derby car swerved into a group of people watching a race Sunday evening during the White Squirrel Festival, causing several injuries.

The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. as two racers were going down North Broad Street in Brevard.

“One of the racers said he heard a ‘pop’ in his derby car, and said he immediately went right, striking six spectators,” said Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris. “Of those six, one was treated at the scene, four went to Transylvania Regional Hospital and the fifth was flown to Mission Hospital.”

The person flown to Mission Hospital was treated...

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