At least 30 fans were injured today when a racecar at the Daytona International Speedway flew from the track through the fence and into the grandstands. No fatalities have been reported.
The racecar collision involving multiple vehicles happened as they came toward the finish line. A car, driven by rookie racer Kyle Larson went airborne as it collided with the wreck, entering the grandstands. Pieces of the vehicle also landed in the crowd, including one of its tires.
According to Joie Chitwood, the Speedway president, 14 people were transported to hospitals while 14 others were injured. However, local officials believe the numbers may be a little higher. Chitwood says that even though fans were lined along the fence where Larson’s vehicle crash-landed through, there was a buffer there and all safety protocols had been in place.
Chitwood car looks to have struck through the cross-over gate-an area that can be opened so people can move between the grandstands and the field. NASCAR Senior VP Steve O’Donnell said the crash is being examined to determine whether anything needs to be done to improve current safety procedures.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may have grounds for a Boston premises liability case. Property owners must make sure that they have done all they can to prevent an injury accident from happening. This applies to both owners of public properties and private properties. At public events, when there are large crowds and potentially dangerous situations involved, even more precaution must be exercised to protect patrons, guest, participants, and others. Contact an experienced Massachusetts injury law firm today.
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