Archive for March 8th, 2012

Well Known Area Race Car Fabricator Severely Injured in Accident

Haverhill, MA – – Salem, NH., native, Jim Bird, a long-time area auto racing fabricator and crew member was seriously injured recently in a motor vehicle in Mooresville, N.C. Bird was riding a scooter home from work when struck by a motor vehicle in a city intersection on January 30.

Bird was transported to a Charlotte Hospital where he was treated for multiple injuries including a shattered left hip, broken left femur, broken ribs, serious facial lacerations and mild brain swelling.

Currently in rehabilitation, Bird has started the long road to recovery. Friends back home have joined together and started a fundraiser to help Bird get
through the months ahead. Bird is expected to be out of work for an extended period.

Veteran racer Fred Skaff, of Haverhill, MA., made phone calls to other local racers looking for contributions, donations, to help a fallen friend. It did not take long for support to fall in place.

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