Hacksaw Jim Duggan Flips Over Bus, Major Accident

Ryan Clark


From local6.com. There are photos at the website.

A bus being driven by a pro-wrestler at a celebrity fundraising event preview in New Smyrna Beach flipped Monday, injuring a pro wrestler and an Orlando newspaper reporter, according to a Local 6 News report.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s annual fundraiser event includes celebrity bus racing around the track at the New Smyrna Beach Speedway.

During a practice race Monday, wrestler Hacksaw Jim Dugin flipped his bus with a newspaper reporter onboard.

“It just flipped over,” Dugin said. “They said stay up high and keep it down. I stayed up high and was keeping it down and once it started to go, it does not respond like anything I’ve ever driven before.”

Dugin was treated for minor cuts and is expected to be OK. The newspaper reporter, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was treated for minor scrapes.

“This is a race, no matter what and anything can happen,” Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said. “You don’t want anyone getting hurt and you want to put on a good show. No one was hurt, scratched up a little bit.”

The annual charity fundraising event begins at the New Smyrna Beach Speedway Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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