Austin Petty suffers two broken ankles

Updated: July 9, 2004, 1:29 PM ET
Associated Press

JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Petty's son was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle, breaking both his ankles.

Austin Petty, 22, was riding a motorcycle Thursday night when he was hit near Level Cross, N.C. Petty was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., where he's being treated for the broken ankles and other minor injuries. He's expected to be released soon.

Kyle Petty is in Joliet for Sunday's Tropicana 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway. He was unavailable for comment Friday morning.

Kyle Petty's oldest son, Adam, was killed in a racing accident in May 2000.

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