08/17/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Grand Junction, CO—A tragic accident at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl on Sunday, August 15, 2010. The unfortunate accident is reportedly the first fatal accident in the speedway’s 10-year history, as reported by the Daily Sentinel.
Authorities reported that 9-year-old Taybor Duncan apparently clipped a flatbed trailer, which was being pulled behind an all-terrain vehicle at around 8 a.m. The collision caused Duncan to roll her go-kart. The ATV was allegedly headed to an accident involving other riders.
This was reportedly Duncan’s first visit to the speedway and she was on her first few laps when the accident occurred. Duncan was driving her go-kart during a practice session along with her competitors when the collision occurred. The race, organized by the Denver-based Colorado Junior Karting Association, was set to being around 10:15 a.m.
Officials do not immediately know how fast Duncan was traveling at the time, but the maximum speed is 45 to 50 mph.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a full investigation into the accident.
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