Horrific 15 Car Crash at Las Vegas Indy Race (VIDEO) … Driver Dan Wheldon has Passed Away from Injuries

 

Terrible and sad news from Indy car racing.

During lap number 12 on the final race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a disastrous and horrific crash occurred involving 15 cars at speeds of over 200 mph. Dan Wheldon, the 2011 Indy 500 winner, was the most serious injured and flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital. Sadly, Dan Wheldon died from his injuries. OMG, this was one of the worst racing accidents I have ever seen, I cannot believe more drivers were not killed or injured. Following the crash and the lack of restart of the race, one would have suspected that Wheldon’s injuries were fatal. Rest in Peace, Dan Wheldon.

Wheldon’s car goes airborn … Rest in Peace Dan Wheldon

Officials decided to call the race, but the drivers planned a five-lap tribute to Wheldon. IndyCar Series CEORandy Bernard made the officials announcement of Wheldon’s death without further comment.

Rest in Peace Dan Wheldon

“IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries,” Bernard said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race. In honor of Dan Wheldon, the drivers have decided to do a five-lap salute to in his honor.”



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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Horrific 15 Car Crash at Las Vegas Indy Race (VIDEO) … Driver Dan Wheldon has Passed Away from Injuries”

    1. katablog.com on October 16th, 2011 6:43 pm

      I also saw the crash and found it unbelievable that only one was killed in that crash. Of course that’s not to say that it’s a terrible tragedy that Dan Wheldon was killed. The other drivers simply were lucky to survive the worst race car crash I’ve ever seen.

    2. NGBoston on October 17th, 2011 4:48 am

      …Dangerous Sport…

      =(

    3. Dolf on October 18th, 2011 1:54 am

      Horible crash.

    4. Sports Athletes Who Died in 2011 … Harmon Killebrew, Macho Man Randy Savage, Bubba Smith, Al Davis and Joe Fraizer to Name a Few: REST IN PEACE | Scared Monkeys on December 31st, 2011 4:15 pm

      [...] death was probably more tragic than the terrible Indy car crash and the death of race car driver Dan Wheldon at the season-ending Las Vegas Indy 300. Weldon was [...]

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