Racetrack employee recovering after accident

Published 2:09 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Butler County Motorsports Park employee Ronald “NASCAR Ron” Moye is recovering at home in Florida following a scary incident at the dirt track Saturday night.

Moye, who serves as a flagman at the track, was injured after being hit by a truck used to pack dirt down on the racetrack prior to the start of the races.

“I was standing out on the track on the front straightway helping get things ready, when the accident happened,” Moye said. “The racecars and packer truck were out there packing in the track and it was about the time the sun was starting to set. It was hard to see because of the way the sun was shining and the driver of the packer truck couldn’t see me out there. He came around and clipped me with the side of the push bumber and it hit me hard enough that it flipped me into the air.”

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Following the accident, which according to an incident report filed by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m., Moye was transported by Gems Ambulance to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital where he was examined and released at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Moye escaped the accident without serious injury.

“I didn’t have any broken bones or anything like that,” Moye said. “My left hip, left arm and lower back are bruised up pretty bad, and I have problems getting up and down, but I’m going to be fine. It’s just going to take a couple more weeks to fully recover, but I’m OK.”

Moye plans to return to the track Saturday night.

“I’m down in Florida right now, but I plan to be back at the track this weekend,” Moye said. “I’d like to be there if I can.”