A Lock Springs woman, known for her A-T-V racing skills, was injured Friday afternoon while competing in a qualifying race in South Dakota. Twenty-two year old Bailey Shea Williams was taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls with injuries that a family member described as broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a left shoulder injury.
She was expected to be hospitalized overnight; then, subject to additional test results, could be released as early as later today to return home.
Bailey Williams, in her number 48 quad runner, was competing in the Extreme Dirt Track National series races near Sioux Falls.
While competing among women in a preliminary “heat”, for the Production “A” Class, she attempted to pass the leader but her A-T-V clipped a tractor tire used as a barrier, causing her machine to flip and landing hard on the surface.
Miss Williams was the only participant involved in the mishap on what a family member was told was a very dry and reportedly slick race track. She had already won the men's Production “A” class at the South Dakota event.