Singer-songwriter Jack Kapanka was injured in a car wreck early Tuesday morning, April 27, near his home in Kingston Springs, TN.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol Nashville division confirmed Kapanka’s car left the roadway and struck a tree head on at approximately 1:15 a.m. According to Kapanka it took rescue workers more than an hour and a half to free him from the wreckage.
He sustained multiple injuries including broken bones in his left hand, torn ligaments in his right knee, and numerous contusions to his left knee, ankles and back. As of Wednesday afternoon, he confirmed surgeries had been scheduled to repair the damage in his left hand and right knee.
Kapanka, an OOIDA member, is well-known in the trucking industry for writing “America Moves By Truck,” the theme song for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. He plays at various events throughout the year.
A fund has been set up for Kapanka to help offset the medical expenses. Donations can be made to :
The Jack Kapanka Fund
PO Box 10
Kingston Springs, TN 37082