Possible Break-In At Lime Rock Leads To Crash, Injuries - UPDATE 2

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
possible break in at lime rock leads to crash injuries update 2

Update 2: Connecticut police have sent over a statement.

Update: We’ve received a reply from Lime Rock Park’s Press, PR & Editorial Director, Rick Roso, detailing what happened last night. It is included below.

Police say several teens broke into Lime Rock Park on Wednesday night and crashed go-karts, injuring two teenagers. According to police, a 15-year-old girl was transported to a Hartford children’s hospital via helicopter and a 15-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital, both with non-life threatening injuries. Both teens are in stable condition.

In the area, multiple local news sources are reporting the crash.

Police were called out to the track around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“CSP reports individuals broke into Limerock and were racing,” says a poster on a local fire department and EMS Facebook group.

Another poster on a racing forum said, “It appears at least two kids broke in, stole enduro karts from the infield autocross course, raced on the main course and crashed. Speculation is there’s spinal injuries involved.”

Lime Rock Park’s Press, PR & Editorial Director, Rick Roso, said in an email to TTAC, “Five teens, exact ages unknown, broke into Lime Rock Park, took five go-karts from a karting school which is scheduled to hold its programs Friday and Saturday, and drove them on the race track.

“At some point, two of the five kids crashed the go-karts near pit lane. We don’t know how 911 was notified.”

Jalopnik was in touch with Endurance Karting who confirmed their karts were the ones involved in the crash. From Endurance Karting:

1) There was an incident involving several of our karts.

2) The incident did not occur during an Endurance Karting sanctioned event. The sanctioned event is on Friday and Saturday.

3) The incident occurred while the Lime Rock Park facility was closed.

4) No one was authorized by Endurance Karting or Lime Rock Park to be operating a kart on the grounds at that time.

5) Those involved were not Endurance Karting customers, employees, or guests.

The extent of the injuries and number of people injured remains unknown at this time. Inquiries to Connecticut State Police were not immediately returned.

[h/t Chris Tonn]

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  • Felis Concolor Felis Concolor on Aug 20, 2015

    It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then it's just fun.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Aug 20, 2015

    If I did something like this, I'd just be grounded and stuck in the house for approximately two years. During that time, I'd receive some butt whoopins until I couldn't move (thus limiting my trouble making ability). Then when I could move again, I'd get another whoopin.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Aug 20, 2015

      @bball40dtw That was right around the first time the Roth was available, so good on your parent(s) for being with it. My parents to this day have no idea what anything beyond "IRA" means, unless I inform them. Then they forget. My first paychecks went to - wait for it - my first impending car purchase. At least I picked something reliable (not). Worked at Kroger from age 14-16, making $5.25/hr BEFORE union dues. x.x

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