DELMAR, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland man was seriously injured when he lost control of a drag car at a Delaware racetrack.
News outlets cite a Delaware State Police release that says the 34-year-old man from Pocomoke was driving a 1995 Ford Mustang at the U.S. 13 Dragway and Delaware International Speedway on Saturday.
Police say the driver was making a timed pass by himself and lost control when he hit the eighth mile mark at a high speed and struck a guardrail. The car then struck a post and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof.
The driver was restrained with safety belts and was wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The dragway was shut down for the rest of the weekend.
Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.