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Two Drivers Hurt When Race Car Crashes into Pit at South Jersey Race Track

A race car driver was attempting to back into the pit area of the drag race track.

Atco Dragway
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A race car struck and seriously injured two people Saturday afternoon in the pit area of a race track in Camden County, New Jersey, according to emergency officials, with one of those injured flown by helicopter to the hospital.

The car crashed into the pit of the Atco Dragway on Jackson Road, striking two other people who one emergency official described as drivers of other cars who were in the area waiting.

The crash did not occur during an official race, Waterford Township police Chief Daniel Cormaney said. The accident happened about 12:15 p.m.

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Both were taken to Cooper University Hospital. Neither was identified.

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