USAC driver Dodson reportedly thrown from car, critically injured in accident

Updated: November 19, 2008, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

GREENFIELD, Ind. -- U.S. Auto Club driver Cameron Dodson has been critically injured in a crash along a rural Hancock County road.

The 20-year-old Dodson drives for NASCAR driver Carl Edwards' team and was the USAC Silver Crown series rookie of the year in 2007. He won one race in four starts this year.

Methodist Hospital spokesman Gene Ford said Dodson was in critical condition Wednesday evening but did not disclose the nature of the injuries.

The Daily Reporter in Greenfield reported that authorities said Dodson was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his car when it went off a county road into a ditch about 20 miles east of Indianapolis early Wednesday.


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