Lumbert critically injured after Lakefest accident

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

One man is in serious condition at the Austin Trauma Center following a boat accident Sunday during the Lake Fest in Marble Falls.

Scott “Scotty” Lumbert, driver of the top fuel hydro drag boat “Spirit of Texas” was racing in the final rounds against “Nitrochondiac” during Sunday’s event, when his boat crossed the finish line and began to flip, according to video footage The Highland Lakes Newspapers acquired from sources.

The boat said to be traveling at speeds of 240MPH, looked as though something malfunctioned as it crossed the finish line and began to roll down the Colorado River for several hundred feet before coming to a stop.

“I was there at Sunday’s event, watching from around the starting line,” said Captain Glenn Hanson of the Marble Falls Police Department.

“It looked like there was more fire and water than there should have been once he got to the finish line and once the water and smoke finally cleared there was nothing left of the boat,” said Hanson.

According to updates via social media on Monday morning, Lumbert’s sister, Missy Lumbert-Gregorio said the Lucas Oil Team Rescue immediately cared for Lumbert before he was transported by air to the Level 1 Trauma Center at Brackenridge after Sunday’s accident.

“He has an upper arm fracture and facial fractures,” said Gregorio social media post.

“He has been sedated and will remain so for a few days to allow time for the swelling on his brain to improve,” said Gregorio.

See Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for full story.


Originally published at www.burnetbulletin.com on August 15, 2016.