|ELITE SERIES PRO DAVE SMITH FINE AFTER ACCIDENT|
Story and photos courtesy of Brad Myers
Posted - September 22nd - 2:50pm CST
Norman, OK - While traveling to the final BASS Northern Open, Dave Smith had a "little" accident. Dave was just outside of Indianapolis and his trailer jackknived in the heavy mist, and sent the Ranger and his Ford F-250 tow vehicle across many lanes of traffic, ending on the guard rail.
The boat came off the trailer and skidded to a stop after 100 yards. "I'm just glad no one was injured, and I didn't hit anyone" said Smith. Dave is a veteran on the Professional Tour(s) and was very glad to escape this one without incident. "I want to thank Randy Hopper, Kim Ott and Ron Marler at Ranger boats, they are really taking care of me and getting another Cabela's wrapped Ranger Z520 ready for the PAA event in just a few days."
Interestingly enough, the motor, all the electronics, trolling motor, and both power poles were in perfect shape and can be transferred to the new boat.