At Fontis Water, we love sports! Football, baseball, running, basketball, tennis … well, you get the idea, and we also love NASCAR. Like many watching at home, we too, sat and watched in horror as cars ripped apart at yesterday’s race and parts flew into the grandstand. It was an image that won’t soon be forgotten, but as bad as it was, it could have been a lot worse.
FOX News is reporting today that none of the 28 injured fans received life-threatening injuries, and that is the best news that has come out of yesterday’s accident.
In the last lap of the race, the #7 car spun out of control and began to take out several cars. In the blink of an eye, car parts were everywhere, including Kyle Larson’s engine lodged in the safety fencing.
On ESPN’s website, they reported that “one tire did get into the stands, hitting one man in the head, according to witnesses. He reportedly was critically injured. Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III reported 28 spectators injured, 14 transported to hospitals, and 14 treated at track medical facilities.”
Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with all of the victims and their families, and we are grateful to hear that no injuries are life-threatening.
To learn more about this wreck and sporting accidents from the past involving fans, visit the ESPN website