Famous Racer Tanner Thorson Hurt in Modesto Car Accident
MODESTO, CA (March 5, 2019) – A multi-car accident along Highway 99 near East Hatch Road Monday left a well-known auto racer from Nevada injured.
According to reports, Tanner Thorson, 22, suffered a broken arm and foot in the 4 a.m. crash. Thorson crashed his 2019 Ford pickup truck when he encountered slower-moving traffic ahead. His truck was towing his Tri-C Motorsports sprint car, reports detailed.
Thorson’s Ford struck a 2015 Freightliner semi-truck, driven by 29-year-old Daniel Hernandez, of Merced. 54-year-old Joseph Lazzaroni, of Manteca, accompanied Hernandez in the truck as a passenger.
Subsequently, the Freightliner struck a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, driven by 30-year-old Bradley Hiler, of Hughson. One of the vehicles then struck a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 34-year-old Anthony Alves, of Merced.
As a result of the accident, the Freightliner overturned, and the pickup truck ruptured into flames.
Lazzaroni suffered minor injuries while Thorson – a 2016 USAC National Midget Series champion – suffered an injury to his arm and foot.
Reports did not specify if the other drivers required medical assistance.
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