3 Harness Race Drivers Recovering In Md. Hospital After Rosecroft Raceway Accident
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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WJZ)— Three harness race drivers injured during a race at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening are recuperating at Prince George’s County Hospital.
The seven horse accident occurred in the one mile 5th race when the lead horse, Pinderonabender, driven by William Carter, took a bad step approaching the final three-eighths of a mile point of the race. That started a chain reaction that involved seven of the nine horses in the race.
Carter has received stitches around his ears for cuts and has three fractured vertebrae.
Donnie Russell has an internal wrist fracture and suffered a separated collarbone which was reset. He was expected to have surgery Wednesday afternoon.
Justin Hite has a cracked heel and a broken bone in the top part of his foot.
The other drivers involved in the accident– George Polk, Jr., Justin Brenneman, Charles Perry, Jr. and Justin Vincent — all received medical attention following the race and did not require any further treatment.
None of the horses involved in the incident was injured.