Video shows ‘Grave Digger’ injury incident at Tampa Monster Jam


75 AND STATE ROAD 52. THE MONSTER TRUCK JAM IS A WIDELY POPULAR SHOW OF POWER AND HIGHFLYING EXCITEMENT. SATURDAY NIGHT AT RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM ONE OF THE POPULAR DRIVER SUFFERED AN INJURY. TONIGHT WE HAD A VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA. JEFF PATTERSON JOINS US LIVE FROM RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM. Reporter: GOOD EVENING, THIS VIDEO IS GREAT IT WAS SHOT BY HEATHER LANSING ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF FANS INSIDE THE STADIUM SATURDAY NIGHT, GREAT VIDEO BECAUSE SHE SHOT IT LIKE THIS. HERE IS THE PUBLIC SERVICE PORTION REMEMBER YOUR TV IS LIKE THIS SO THE VIDEO SHE SHOT IS GOING TO FILL UP YOUR SCREEN WITH EXCITEMENT. FROM THE MOMENT DENNIS ANDERSON ENTERS THE STADIUM IN HIS TRUCK NAMED GRAVE DIGGER THE CROWD IS PUMPED. AMONG THE MOST PUMPED IS HEATHER LANSING WHO SENT IN THIS VIDEO. WE ARE DEDICATED FANS, WE GO EVERY YEAR. BEFORE THE EVENT ANDERSON TOLD US HE HAS BEEN AT IT LONGER THAN LANSING HAS BEEN A FAN. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 35 YEARS. ANDERSON SAYS TAMPA IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PLACES TO PERFORM. I HAVE BEEN AROUND THIS TRACK A FEW TIMES. ANDERSON KEPT HIS FOOT ON THE GAS AS HIS TRUCK WAS FALLING APART. AND THEN DURING THE PERFORMANCE. DENNIS ANDERSON IS VERY GOOD AT ENTERTAINING HIS FANS. I NOTICED HIS TRUCK STOPPED. ANDERSON WASN’T DONE, LINING UP TO DO A BACKFLIP AND THEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG. THE TRUCK ENDS UP ON ITS TOP, CREWMEMBERS RUN TO THE TRUCK. PARAMEDICS ARE CALLED EVENTUALLY ANDERSON EMERGES. BUT SO FAR THERE IS NO OFFICIAL UPDATE ON HIS CONDITION. AS LONG AS HE IS OKAY. THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR US. WE ARE REALLY CONCERNED. WE DID CALL FELT ENTERTAINMENT TO GET AN UPDATE ON HIS CONDITION. THEY SAID THEY HAVE NO UPDATE AT THIS TIME HOWEVER ANDERSON’S SON SAYS HIS FATHER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL BUT HE IS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY, REMEMBER SHOOT YOUR CELL PHONE VIDEO LIKE THIS. YOU HAVE BEEN CHECKING ON HIS CONDITION FOR DAYS AND WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY WORK, HAVE YOU FOUND OUT IS HE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL? WE HONESTLY DON’T KNOW. WE KNOW THAT HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BUT WE DON’T KNOW IF HE IS OUT, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE ANDERSON FAMILY TO GET AN UPDATE. EVERYONE JUST WANTS TO KNOW IF

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  1. So polite of them to remind us how to hold our phones before updating us on the condition of an injured driver.
    This is 1 of about 7,000 reasons why the news is a joke.

  2. I love this guy- shoot your phone like this- not like that. This has been your Public Service Announcement for today.

  3. first off Dennis is aged and can be hurt easily second the reson they said truck jam is for trademark resons I believe

  4. "he kept on the gas as the truck fell apart around him" those body's are built to look good not last long

  5. I'm sad that Grave Digger crashed really bad and he's not the driving anymore I loved grave digger for 6 or 7 years

  6. I love it. U have always been my favorite Gravedigger. I'm 31 years old now. I remember watchin u n Bigfoot when I was a kid n I been to a few of these big arenas n watched em. It was fun. N yeah Gravedigger had always been my favorite for sure. I had so many Gravedigger toys n remote controls n stuff. But that's awesome to see u still goin man.

  7. its called getting hun'd. not that big of a deal. but he is getting old. he's taken was worse hits with no news coverage. this whole story is a joke

  8. aw man my dads favroite monster truck is grave digger. pray for dennis anderson every radom poeple in the comments

  9. News reporter is an idiot. Just because the fiberglass body came off he thinks the entirety of that truck that's tig welded chromoly is "falling apart around him"

  10. These people are retards, they can tell a story but they can't get the names right

    for example,

    Green Digger? Really?
    Monster Truck Jam?

  11. Jeff Patterson seems to get his jolly's off of other people's suffering, low life I mean really get a clue you dumbass.

  12. Get well soon Denis.grave digger 4life.ur my favorite driver and u always will be.you inspire me and others.go strong.

  13. Were you there no, just because that happened doesn't mean he is injured cause that happened quite a few times to other drivers

  14. Wow. I'd rather spend thousands of dollars trying to get a seat at the 24 hours of LeMans than watch some 40 year old guys attempt suicide in roll cages on stupid big wheels and tires. No offense to anyone, but imho, Monster Jam isn't really worth the hype.

  15. It's not "monster truck jam" it's "monster jam" get it right. Also the roll cages in those things are literally as hard as a rock, so it's not a huge deal.

  16. they act like a firberglass body and a truck not finishing a back flip and landing on its chassis is insanely bad. most likely with the impact he probably just dislocated a shoulder because of the restraints

  17. Is it just me or is it kinda messed up to consider it “exciting” when he got hurt and could have gotten killed. Way too much joy in that reporters voice

  18. Doesn't matter if the video was shot horizontal or vertical, loud bitch screaming the whole time makes it unbearable. Thumbs up though.

  19. Thanks for the update and for the record I have to go to the store and get some more. We are going to the mall now

  20. What nobody understands is that injuries occur all the time in this profession. This is what I grew upon forever, my father Paul Cohen has been driving and building trucks for monster jam for many many years.

  21. Truck was not falling apart. Flips like that happen all the time, you don't just say he's injured and not give any details. Classic fake news.

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