August 21, 2008

Two Injured During Speed Week Trials

Two people were injured in separate crashes on the Bonneville Salt Flats Wednesday.

About 3:15 p.m., Steve Pearson of Lander, Wyo., rolled his vehicle as he attempted to slow to a stop following a 180-mph run on the salt flats, said Bonneville Nationals spokeswoman JoAnn Carlson.

The vehicle was significantly damaged, but Pearson was conscious and coherent when he was flown to University Hospital, she said.

Shortly after that crash, a Pismo Beach, Calif., woman was injured when she wrecked her vehicle. The details of the crash were not immediately available, but Carlson said the woman suffered only minor injuries.

Speed Week time trials are being held on the Flats.

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