KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Parker Price-Miller suffered two fractured vertebrae in Saturday night’s first-turn accident during the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.
According to Price-Miller’s mother, Kami Ronk, the driver was transported to the hospital in Des Moines overnight and was found to have a fractured C7 and T5 vertebra.
Entering the first turn on the opening lap, J.J. Hickle tangled with Daryn Pittman and began flipping, giving Price-Miller nowhere to go. Price-Miller impacted Hickle’s machine with both cars crashing to a stop.
Price-Miller was tended to on the track and initially transported to Knoxville Hospital.
His mother said on Twitter that PPM has movement in his extremities and that surgeons determined that the best treatment for the 24-year-old driver is to “let things heal up on their own.”
Price-Miller, who battled lymphoma earlier this year, was scheduled to return to Indianapolis on Sunday and see his doctors there this week. “He is sore and frustrated but he is one tough guy,” Ronk wrote on Twitter. “He’ll get through this just like everything else he’s been dealt.”