Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to remove a 14-year-old driver from her car on Saturday night

Young driver recovering after Speedway crash

Jaws of Life used to removed 14-year-old from car after racetrack mishap

A young driver was injured in a crash at the Agassiz Speedway on Saturday, during the season’s opening night event.

Taylor Parasiuk, 14, is reportedly doing fine and recovering at home with a slight concussion and various bruises.

Those who attended the races are commending the quick action of Agassiz’s emergency responders, some of who just happened to be in the stands watching the races. The driver was removed from her car using the Jaws of Life, and she was taken out with a backboard and neck brace. She was transported by ambulance to Chilliwack General Hospital. There are always fire crews on scene during track events, in case of an emergency.

An update from Parasiuk’s mother was posted to the Speedway’s Facebook page on Saturday, saying Taylor “has a slight concussion, bruised and sore but nothing is broken. She says thank you to everyone that helped her tonight. The good sign was when we were leaving the track she heard everyone cheering and it made her smile. Again a big thank you to everyone to helped out tonight.”

It’s not unusual for young drivers to race. Hornet racing is a basic entry level class that allows import style cars with a maximum of 4 cylinders, and racers as young as 11 race at tracks around the province.

Parasiuk was driving #17, a red and yellow 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R. She crashed in the third lap of her race.

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