Carter Duer injured in auto accident in Va.
July 13, 2014
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Legendary horseman Carter Duer, whose family operates Peninsula Farm in Kentucky and is especially known for prepping yearlings, was seriously injured in a car accident on Friday in Virginia, the home state of his family.
Duer and his daughter, Donna, attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Sunday night in Goshen to celebrate with client William Weaver and then drove to Virginia to visit relatives. On Friday, Donna was driving their vehicle when a car ran a red light and slammed into her father's side of the car. Donna posted on her Facebook page that her father suffered a broken hip, compound fracture to his right femur (leg) and a double compound fracture to his right arm, as well as broken ribs on his left side. Duer, who is 75, was airlifted to a Roanoke, Va., hospital and underwent 5 1/2 hours of surgery to repair his injuries to his hip, leg and arm.