Billy Glidden in Stable Condition After Crash

Billy Glidden in Stable Condition After Crash
Billy Glidden at NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, CT – June 2016. (Photo Courtesy of Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels)

Pro Modified driver Billy Glidden is in stable condition this morning following an accident at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday afternoon, Glidden was participating in a testing session in his 2010 Mustang when media sources in the area report that he encountered severe tire shake around 80 feet off the starting line. The veteran driver lost control of his Pro Modified Mustang and drove it straight into both retaining walls before coming to a rest.

Following the crash, Glidden was knocked unconscious for a brief time. After being cut from his car, Glidden became alert and began to complain of back pain, but continued to move his arms and feet, during his transport to a local hospital. According to a recently released media statement, “Pro Modified racer Billy Glidden is in stable condition, and resting as comfortably as can be expected following an accident this afternoon while testing his 2010 Mustang at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Orlando, Fla. Doctors at Orlando Regional Hospital have performed multiple x-rays and cat scans and preliminary test results have confirmed five broken ribs and bruised lungs at this time.”

Stay tuned to RacingJunk.com for updates on this driver’s road to recovery.

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  • Walt Hopkins

    Sorry to hear this Hope you get well soon, because the car will be repaired before you.

  • mokeatlv

    Keep them belts pulled tight boys. Hope you heal fast, 5 broken ribs and lungs bruised yikes Good luck to you and the team

  • George Polidoro Jr

    wonder if he got a ticket

  • George Polidoro Jr

    good grief …six minutes of a helicopters view of a wreck, things must be slow

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