March 13, 2010
The emcee, identified as Ken Dickinson, remains in the hospital recovering from his injuries. He is reported to be in fair condition Monday morning.
The Monster Truck Show went on as scheduled Saturday night.
Eyewitnesses say two people were injured Friday night during a Monster Truck Show at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. The show was put on by Checkered Flag Productions, which released a statement on their Website updating Dickinson's status.
People in the crowd told the Newsplex that the emcee of the show was in the middle of the arena when he was run over by one of the trucks.
Witnesses tell CBS19 that the emcee, said to be a Lyndhurst resident, was not a regular part of the show and apparently efforts were made to warn him he was in the wrong place.
Show-goers told the Newsplex the crowd went silent while rescue crews took the emcee off the floor of the arena on a stretcher. A friend of the victim told the Newsplex that he had suffered a broken pelvis as the giant rubber tires of the "Crushstation" truck rolled over him.
The other person injured was a motorcyclist during a stunt inside the arena. He appeared to have broken his arm but was able to walk away.
JPJ staff tell CBS19 they are awaiting a statement from Checkered Flag Productions who put on the show.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.