UPDATE: Man released from hospital after crash at Castrol Raceway
UPDATE: Monday, July 7 at 12:43 p.m.: the article was updated to include information that the man was not in critical condition as originally reported.
EDMONTON – A 41-year-old man who was airlifted to hospital Saturday after a crash at Castrol Raceway south of Edmonton has been released.
STARS Air Ambulance says it responded to the Nisku racetrack around 7:35 p.m. and transported the man to the University of Alberta Hospital.
David Fairbanks, a spokesperson with STARS, says the man suffered injuries while riding an all-terrain vehicle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time, Fairbanks said.
On Monday, race officials said the man was not in critical condition, as originally believed. They say he suffered a broken collarbone, some scrapes and bruises, but is on his way home.
Castrol Raceway says the man was an employee of the International Hot Rod Association and had an issue with over steering the quad, which caused it to roll.
Catrol officials say whenever there is a possibility of a head or spinal injury, their policy is to contact STARS.
In archived video of the event, which was live-streamed online at dragbike.com, an announcer can be heard identifying the man as a worker.
Castrol Raceway is hosting the IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals this weekend.
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