Nascar Driver Jordan Anderson Health Updates; Still Under The Treatment For Burns After Fiery Collision
After a terrible collision during Saturday’s Chevy Silverado 250, Jordan Anderson, a driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, sustained second-degree burns all over his body. After suffering injuries in a collision on lap 19, Anderson was flown to a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
After starting eight, Anderson was in the lead pack when his truck caught fire in Turn 1. As Anderson battled to stop and bring his truck under control in Turn 2, the flames continued to grow. The fire led Anderson to start prematurely climbing out of his truck as it slid toward the interior wall; the truck impacted the wall as Anderson was halfway out of it.
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Before slumping on the ground in agony, Anderson managed to climb out of his truck. He was then carried on a stretcher and flown to the nearby UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Anderson acknowledged in a statement Saturday night that he has second-degree burns on his neck, face, right arm, hands, and both knees. Additionally, he said that he would get the go-ahead to return home on Saturday night.
“Without a doubt, God was watching out for me during that. “Read Anderson’s declaration,” the most terrifying moment of his racing career. According to doctors, everything should start to recover within a few weeks. I’ll keep everyone informed as I recover, but I’m just grateful that it wasn’t worse. “
Anderson was making his fifth start of the year as the owner and driver of his own truck. The No. 31 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driven later in the day by Myatt Snider, belongs to Anderson as well. With two laps remaining, Snider cut a tyre and spun, ultimately finishing 35th.
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Matt DiBenedetto would eventually win the truck race; he was declared the leader at the point of caution when a significant crash happened in the tri-oval near the finish line. It was also the first victory for the Rackley W.A.R.’s Truck Series team and DiBenedetto’s NASCAR career.