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Driver hurt as car hits judges' tent at Hilo Drag Strip

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:19 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2012

A Hawaii island man was injured Saturday afternoon after apparently losing control of his car and crashing into a judging tent at Hilo Drag Strip.

The driver suffered a large laceration to the top of his head and multiple scrapes over his entire body and complained of neck pain, according to a Hawaii County Fire Department report. Bystanders attended to the driver until paramedics and fire rescue personnel arrived.

The driver was transported to Hilo Medical Center.

No other serious injuries were reported. The crash occurred just after 2 p.m.

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