Prognosis Good for Injured Crew Member
(June 17, 2009 – 11:00 am) Injured crew member, Curt Stein, is recovering at
Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following injuries he sustained while working
on tires for his team at Anderson Speedway on Wednesday. Curt was inflating a
tire for Dave Ecoff’s late model team around noon, when the rim suddenly blew
out of the tire striking him in the arm and knee. Anderson Speedway’s paramedic
and Chief of Safety, Ed Fouse, was on the scene immediately along with track
worker, Missy Perry, who will receive her Nursing license next month, and fellow
driver, Kenny Tweedy.
Anderson Fire Department medics were on the scene within minutes where Curt was
stabilized and transferred to Methodist Hospital via emergency air ambulance.
After arrival at the hospital, his condition was assessed by several surgeons
and after surgery last night; first indications are for a good recovery and
possible full use of his injured arm.
According to Dave Ecoff, car owner and close friend, Curt was awake and in good
spirits this morning and is anxious for a full recovery. Some follow up
procedures might be necessary do the extensive nature of the injury to his arm;
however, the Doctors are optimistic for his recovery. He will most likely be
hospitalized for several days as his arm begins the healing process.
Rick Dawson, President