Accident at Cochran Motor Speedway sends 6 to hospital

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COCHRAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a post on Cochran Motor Speedway’s Facebook page and an article by DirtOnDirt.com, an accident Saturday sent a car flying off the track and the driver and several onlookers to the hospital.

The accident took place during a preseason practice.

17-year-old Parker Martin, a driver at the track, was among those injured, the website reported.

The report said Martin was airlifted to Bleckley Memorial Hospital with multiple injuries. Five other bystanders, including two children, were also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

We will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

Editor’s note: We previously reported 17-year-old Parker Martin was the driver. We have since learned that he was not. The story has been updated to reflect that information. 

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