MEDIA STATEMENT

3 September 2017
Northern Territory Major Events Company can confirm that an incident at the Alice Springs Inland Dragway involving a flash fire from a competition car has resulted in burn related injuries.
Twelve patients are currently being treated at Alice Springs Hospital. One patient is in a critical condition and the remaining 11 are in a serious but stable condition.
This is a distressing situation however all patients are receiving the care they need.
Due to the incident, the organisers ceased the competition so the focus can be on the people who are in need of assistance.
Northern Territory Major Events acknowledge the respect that attendees gave to the situation and encourage any spectators affected to seek support and medical assistance.
Police are currently investigating and further updates will be provided in the morning.
If you have concerns for friends and family please contact the Alice Springs Hospital on (08) 8951 7777.
Lifeline – 13 11 14
All media enquiries to be directed to Betty Heaslip on behalf of NT Major Events – 0412 457 312 / bheaslip@tlaworldwide.com