Accident Occurs at NJ Accident Show

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -
Russell Strickland (C) is helped Wednesday after he was struck by a steel cable that snapped during a crash simulation in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Vernon Ogrodnek)
Russell Strickland (C) is helped Wednesday after he was struck by a steel cable that snapped during a crash simulation in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Vernon Ogrodnek)

An accident has taken place at an accident reconstruction convention — but not intentionally.

A man participating in the annual convention of accident reconstructionists Wednesday was hurt during a car crash re-enactment when a cable came loose and struck him in the abdomen.

Russell Strickland of Cincinnati was acting as a radio operator for an experiment to crash two cars at medium speeds. He was badly bruised but was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday.

Accident reconstructionists were meeting from across the United States and Canada at their annual convention.