Friday, August 10, 2007
Will Dekalb, Illinois Residents Have Nightmares About Monsters... Monster Trucks ?
In Dekalb, Illinois both children and adults may have future nightmares about monsters... monster trucks. Patrick Sheridan A monster truck roll onto and over four crumpled cars and then apparently went into the crowd during a show sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. Officials had apparently asked observers to stand back after the truck's first few passes. According to Pat Sheridan ( a 16 year old spectator) the last pass "was like a full-out jump." The truck apparently went into the crowd and injured at least nine people - two seriously. After hitting the crowd it apparently went through a wooden fence and stopped on the railroad tracks. It is speculated that perhaps the driver experienced a problem with the accelerator.
DeKalb resident James Vesely reported to the DeKalb Daily Chronicle that a woman and a small girl were hurt. (Three adults and six children from the crowd were apparently treated at Kishwaukee Community Hospital for injuries. Seven were treated and released. However, the mother and her 4-year-old daughter were apparently transferred to trauma hospitals in Rockford.) OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Memorial Hospital are believed to be the trauma hospitals utilized. OSF Saint Anthony spokeswoman Therese Michels declined to release any information. The 44-year-old truck driver did not appear injured. City Manager Mark Biernacki said the demonstration was a monster truck tour sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. Jerry Nix, a spokesman for NAPA's parent company, Genuine Parts Co., did not comment on the incident.
This could be an expensive accident for NAPA!