A truck hit another vehicle, loosening a 50-pound driving shaft from underneath the second vehicle at a demolition derby in Heber City, Utah. The metal object flew toward the audience and struck three people in the stands.
“It was kind of chaotic because everyone just like rushed to us to see what happened,” said Liam Duke, who was hit by the metal rod. “I was just in so much shock. I didn’t know I was hit until like three seconds later,” he added.
Duke has a sore foot, but overall, he said he feels lucky. His mother, Sonya Duke, didn’t fair as well, as she suffered a broken ankle and deep cut on her leg after being hit by the metal object. She is recovering from leg surgery and is feeling much better, according to the family.
Another person injured was taken to Utah Valley Medical Center. He continues to recover from injuries sustained in the accident.