Monster horror: Announcer crushed at JPJ truck event
The emcee of Friday night's monster truck performance at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville–- Ken Dickinson of Lyndhurst–- appears to have been seriously injured when struck by one of the trucks, the Maine-based Crushstation. Newsplex asks if venue too small for such rallies. A Saturday morning call to promoter Checkered Flag Productions was not answered, but a call to UVA Hospital found that Dickinson is in the the post-operative area of the cardiovascular-thoracic unit. On Saturday afternoon, he was listed in critical condition, according to hospital spokesperson David Foreman, who offered no further information on his injuries or prognosis.
–updated 4:49pm, Saturday, March 13; critical condition
–updated 11:48am, Monday, March 15 with eyewitness photo