CEDAR FALLS — Two people were hurt in an accident involving a utility task vehicle at the Cedar Falls Raceway early Sunday.
Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the raceway, 7227 Waverly Road, about 12:15 a.m. on a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash. On arrival, it was discovered the crash actually involved a single vehicle.
A Can-Am Maverick X3 UTV, driven by Chad Kinkade, 46, of Waterloo, had left a paved road in the pits and entered a grass area. Kinkade made several sharp turns causing the UTV to roll on its passenger side, coming to a rest on its top. Several passengers sustained injuries during the crash.
Lisa Talaska, 52, of Janesville, was one of three passengers riding inside. She was extricated from the vehicle with a complaint of rib and wrist pain. Shelly Liddell, 39, of Cedar Falls, who was riding on the exterior of the vehicle, suffered a leg injury. Stan Talaska, 53, and Nicole Talaska, 28, both of Janesville, also were passengers inside the vehicle but were uninjured. Kinkade also escaped with no injuries.
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Liddell and Lisa Talaska were taken to UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo for treatment.
The crash remains under investigation. Assisting at the accident was Sartori ambulances, Janesville First Responders, and Janesville Fire-Rescue.