NASCAR driver airlifted to hospital after trying to climb out of burning car
NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson was airlifted to a hospital with burns he suffered while trying to escape his engulfed vehicle at Talladega.
The No. 3 car burst into flames as he entered the first turn of the 19th lap in a scheduled 94-lap race.
Anderson attempted to leave the vehicle through the driver's window. He was able to exit the vehicle, but not before it came to a rest after crashing into a barrier.
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He quickly walked on the tire barrier and went behind his car, where he was tended to by medical staff.
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Reports say he suffered minor burns on his arms, neck and knees, but he could be released from the hospital later Saturday.
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Saturday's Truck Series race was Anderson's fifth start of the year.