Chuckwagon driver injured at Calgary Stampede

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A chuckwagon driver was injured at the Calgary Stampede during the GMC Rangeland Derby on Tuesday night.

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Obrey Motowylo required medical attention and was taken off the track by ambulance, the Stampede said in a release.

This still image from the video of the eighth heat of the Rangeland Derby on Tuesday night shows driver Obrey Motowylo, in a yellow jacket, lying on the ground after falling out of his wagon and appearing to be run over by it. (CBC Sports)

Obrey Motowylo was taken off the track by ambulance after an accident during the GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races on Tuesday night. (Vernon J. Chiefmoon/Facebook)

The accident happened during the eighth of nine heats.

It appeared from the video that Motowylo fell out of his wagon shortly after the start of the race and was then run over by his own wagon.

There are no details yet on the extent of his injuries or his condition.

Motowylo is a father of two who runs a farm and a ranch northwest of Red Deer.

He’s a chuckwagon veteran, now in his 15th season of racing. In last year’s Calgary Stampede championships, he placed second overall.

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