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derdle

Horrific 15 car crash at Indy Las Vegas today.

At time of posting drivers have been airlifted to hospital - no news on their condition.


Link
calibra_se8

Wow! Hopefully no fatalities.
derdle

Unconfirmed reports of one fatality. Fingers crossed it's wrong.
Jonmurgie

that looks nasty, lots of flames and cars rolling... would be amazed if it's only 1
buzzard

Omg
Jonmurgie

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/95472

Quote:
Dan Wheldon has been airlifted to University Medical Centre in Las Vegas following a huge 14-car accident in the early stages of the IndyCar Series finale.

Pippa Mann, who climbed aided from her car, as well as JR Hildebrand have also been taken to the hospital by road.

Wheldon, this year's Indianapolis 500 winner, was one of at least four drivers whose cars became airborne in the crash, which occurred on the 12th lap of the race.

There is no information on the medical condition of Wheldon, but several other drivers involved in the accident have already been cleared from the Las Vegas Motorspeedway medical centre - including Tomas Scheckter, Paul Tracy and EJ Viso.
buzzard

What sort of speeds were they doing at the point of impact?

They seem to be unstoppable those Indy cars
pjbRs

That did look nasty id'e be surprised if they all survive that one.
RS_Nicks

Theres a fuller article here with video:

Indy Link

225Mph in practice...
Jonmurgie


Link


wow - fast :-/
derdle

Just confirmed by Jonathan Legard on twitter that Dan Wheldon has sadly died. Sad.
pjbRs

i just heard that too.  RIP
Teri

Very sad    
RS_Nicks

Crikey - thats really really sad.

I thought Indy was as safe as F1 these days, but I guess that at that speed, and that proximity, the drivers have got no chance at all.
jeffw

RIP Dan Weldon.  My thoughts are with his wife & children.
e14njb

Sad but unless these guys push as hard as they do then we wouldn't enjoy it.  I guess their massive salaries are somewhat justified when you see this type of carnage and the risk they take.  RIP Dan Wheldon
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