Wendy Venturini Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Running

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Wendy Venturini Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Running

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By Dustin Long | Jun 23, 2018, 9:58 PM EDT

Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini is recovering in a hospital after she was struck by a car while jogging Saturday morning in Novato, California.

Venturini suffered a skull fracture and a concussion, Doug Rice, president and general manager of PRN, told NBC Sports on Saturday night.

Rice told NBC Sports that Venturini’s prognosis “is very good. I was there (at Marin General Hospital) and heard the doctor tell her that.”

Rice also said: “She’s completely coherent and conversational, and I have talked to her on two occasions today. They told her she would have a really good headache for a couple of days.”

Rice said that Venturini is expected to be hospitalized for a day or two.

Venturini became the first female to serve as a co-anchor for a NASCAR Cup race in September 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. She was in California to be a pit reporter for PRN’s radio broadcast of Sunday’s Cup race at Sonoma Raceway. She also has served as a booth analyst for PRN broadcasts this season.

Venturini became the first female broadcaster to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 Cup race at Sonoma Raceway for DirecTV. She also has reported on NASCAR for Speed Channel and Fox Sports 1.

:arrow: https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2018/06/23 ... -fracture/
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Re: Wendy Venturini Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Running

Post by alenigma » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:59 pm

I hope they find and fine the person that hit her! Get well soon, Wendy!
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Re: Wendy Venturini Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Running

Post by HiddenHollow » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:04 am

NASCAR broadcaster hit by car continues recovery

By Dustin Long | Jun 26, 2018

Performance Racing Network broadcaster Wendy Venturini continues her recovery in a California hospital after being hit by a car Saturday morning while running in Novato, California, her husband reported in a Facebook post.

Venturini suffered a skull fracture and concussion.

Husband Jarrad Egert wrote on Facebook about Venturini’s condition: “Her biggest struggle will be allowing her skull fracture and concussion to heal as she continues to fight head pressure, headaches, vertigo and hearing impairment in her left ear due to nerve damage.

“Hopeful for a full recovery in six weeks. Wendy says plyometrics saved her life. Literally! She jumped as she saw the Miata appear going 20 mph out of the corner of her eye. She somersaulted over the hood, roof and trunk eventually coming to a stop on the pavement.”

Sgt. Nick Frey of the Novato Police Department told NBC Sports that the investigation into the incident is continuing. He said that the driver was cooperative and that “impairment was not an issue” in the incident.

Egert also wrote on the Facebook post about his wife: “She has road rash on her tail bone and shoulder and a black eye. In typical Wendy fashion, she had me walking the halls at 5 AM and (requesting) special ordered egg whites from the hospital kitchen. She’s a fighter and confident these setbacks will make her stronger.

“No tears from anyone she said, it increases her head pressure from the fracture. Only positive vibes! She is thankful for the staff and care here in California and cannot wait to be released to return to Caleb and the rest of her family and friends. She is unable to fly due to the pressure of the airplane so we will be making a drive back east soon. Toyota has a motorcoach and driver waiting for us from the NASCAR weekend! We are in good hands! Thanks, everyone!!”

Venturini became the first female to serve as a co-anchor for a NASCAR Cup race in September 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. She was in California to be a pit reporter for PRN’s radio broadcast of Sunday’s Cup race at Sonoma Raceway. She also has served as a booth analyst for PRN broadcasts this season.

Venturini became the first female broadcaster to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 Cup race at Sonoma Raceway for DirecTV. She also has reported on NASCAR for Speed Channel and Fox Sports 1.

:arrow: https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2018/06/26 ... -recovery/
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Post by alenigma » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:38 pm

I hope she makes a full recovery. Her father Bill raced and was an owner. Her brother Billy has stepped-up to those duties after a couple concussions. The family operation has fielded many successful ARCA teams . Racing is in her blood! She is one of the most knowledgeable female reporters/commentators I've ever seen or heard.
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Post by alenigma » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Just watched the ARCA race from Chicago....Venturini Racing won! Git well soon, Wendy!
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Re: Wendy Venturini Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car While Running

Post by alenigma » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:15 pm

It is great to hear that she is home. That helps a lot with concussion recovery. Been there, done that. I used to race Motocross.
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