UNLOADING INCIDENT LANDS NPP DRIVER IN HOSPITAL
LETHBRIDGE, AB – Surgery is scheduled for tonight on NPP Late Model Series driver Dan Stewart. While unloading his #19 race car for a display in north Lethbridge Saturday morning, Stewart fell backwards off the upper deck of the car transporter landing on the pavement below. Ambulance crews rushed to the scene where they stabilized and then transported Stewart to hospital. During the entire time Stewart was alert and awake and talking with ambulance workers and concerned race car drivers. Stewart suffered abrasions to his arms and several cracked ribs in the fall. He also suffered a foot injury which will require surgery. Drivers and crew off the NPP Series will obviously have Stewart in their thoughts and prayers as they race in Lethbridge tonight.
UPDATE (Sunday July, 22nd): Stewart has not undergone surgery due to severe swelling. 4 cracked ribs….and compound fractures on his foot. Severely bruised wrist and multiple abrasions.
UPDATE (Wednesday, July 25th): Stewart has still not had surgery. Severe swelling on his right foot has not gone down. He is sore but remains in good spirits.
UPDATE (Friday July 27th): Dan Stewart was transferred to University Hospital in Edmonton last night (Thursday). He is expected to undergo surgery this weekend to repair damage to his right foot. Once surgery is completed doctors expect the recovery to take 3 months. Dan is expected be home (Seba Beach) by August 1st or 2nd.
UPDATE (Saturday, August 4th): Dan Stewart was released from University hospital on Friday and is now resting at home. He still has 2 more surgeries scheduled….one in just 3 weeks time.