Three hospitalized after Missouri State Fair accident

Aug 20, 2012

Three people are hospitalized and two others have suffered minor injuries after an accident during a charity race at the Missouri State Fair.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday night during the Battle of the Badges race. The event involved old police cars.

Patrol spokesperson Sgt. Collin Stosberg says one of the cars came around a curve, drove through a fence and into a pit. He says a man from Columbia, and two women from California, Mo., were flown to area hospitals with serious injuries.

Two men from Columbia were treated and released.

The Sedalia Democrat reports a crash during an earlier race Sunday seriously injured a 15-year-old Carrollton driver. He lost control of his vehicle, which overturned several times. He was hospitalized with serious injuries.