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Dan Germeroth, Of Angier, Hit By Tire And Knocked Unconscious At Daytona 500

8:06 PM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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of spectators injured by flying debris Saturday following a crash in the last lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Dan Germeroth, of Angier, was hit by a tire and knocked unconscious, according to his wife, Debby Germeroth. More than 30 spectators were injured, and Germeroth was among the dozen or so taken to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

"He was taken in as a 'John Doe' because he was unconscious," Debby Germeroth said.

Hospital officials said he was ready to be discharged late Saturday after being treated for various injuries, including cuts on his face.

Dan Germeroth has been attending races at Daytona for 10 years, and his wife said she never expected him to be hurt following the sport he loves.

"It was kind of an unnerving phone call to get," Debby Germeroth said.

 

Source: WRAL

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