Terrible Crash on Last Lap of Nationwide Series Race at Daytona International Speedway Injurues 11 NASCAR Fans (VIDEO of Tire Hitting Fan) (Update: 30 Fans Injured)
At least 11 NASCAR fans were injured, some in serious condition, following a terrible crash on the last lap of a Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. According to reports, large chunks of race car debris, including a tire, flew into the stands and through the fence. The crash that occurred on the final lap of the race sent rookie Kyle Larson’s car sailing into the fence. Kyle Larson, Regan Smith, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joe Nemechek, Robert Richardson, Trevor Bayne, Mike Wallace, Travis Pastrana, Elliott Sadler, Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski, and Justin Allgaier were all involved in the accident. While Tony Stewart won the race, its was little concern as
11 14 15 fans were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, and an additional 14 were treated at the at-track care center.
At least 11 NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when large chunks of debris, including a tire, sailed into the grandstands when a car flew into the fence on a frightening last-lap accident in the second-tier Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The crash began as the field closed in on the finish line and sent rookie Kyle Larson’s car sailing into the fence that separates the track from the seats. Large chunks of Larson’s car landed in the grandstands. The car itself had its entire front end sheared off, with the burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence. Nathan Kimpel, 24, who works at a concession stand near where the crash happened, told CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz that he saw 10 to 15 fans being carried out on stretchers. “As soon as I saw the accident I just turned my head because I didn’t want to get injured or anything,” Kimpel told Diaz. “I saw the fence separate and more pieces of car parts flying up.”
ESPN reports the following:
Sergeant John Creamer of the Daytona Beach Police said 17 fans were injured, with two suffering “major injuries.” Eleven were sent to Halifax Medical Center where one adult is in surgery with life-threatening head trauma, and a 14-year-old is in critical, but not life threatening condition, hospital representative Byron Cogdell told ESPN.
Six of the injured fans were transported to Florida Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, and are expected to be treated and released.
At least one tire from Larson’s car flew into the seating area at Daytona. Police officers and NASCAR safety officials quickly ran to the location where part of the car went through the fencing, destroying one section of the catch fence.
Initial photos showed several people being placed on stretchers in the grandstands. One woman’s leg was bleeding as she was carried away.
“Right now, the function is to determine what damage was done,” NASCAR president Mike Helton said. “They are taking some folks to Halifax Medical Center. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone they are working on.
Really NASCAR, do you really want to go there and be like the rest sports who John Q. Public have run away from to watch NASCAR? NASCAR claims they took the video down out of respect for the injured fans. BS!!! You don’t get to make the call as to what is and is not shown and only filtered through the prism of NSACAR. The following VIDEO from The Verge is still available.
VIDEO of fan getting hit by tire. You can see in this fan video the tire in the stands
Winter X Games Athlete Caleb Moore Undergoes Surgery for Heart Contusion After Terrible Snowmobile Accident (UPDATE: Caleb Moore Dies from Complications)
It has always amazed me how these X Games athletes do these tricks almost so flawlessly without injury. Sadly that did not happen during this years X Games in Aspen. Co. Thursday night Winter X athlete Caleb Moore suffered a terrible crash during the Winter X Games Snowmobile Freestyle finals. Get well soon.
“While Caleb was being evaluated late last night, he developed bleeding around the heart and was urgently flighted to Grand Junction [Colo.],” an X Games Medical report stated “He underwent surgery this morning. The procedure went well, and Caleb is currently in ICU with a heart contusion.”
UPDATE I: Sad news from the world of Xtreme Sports, 25 year old Snowmobiler Caleb Moore Dies After Critical Injuries in X Games Crash.
Texas snowmobiler Caleb Moore died today after succumbing to injuries he sustained one week ago at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., when his snowmobile flipped on top of him in a violent crash during competition.
“This morning Caleb Moore passed away,” the Moore family said in a statement through family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson. “He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Unbelievable, Ever Wonder Why Health Care Costs are Out of Control in US … Illegal Immigrant Gets Kidney
Unbelievable … this crap just does not end. What part about “ILLEGAL” does no one understand?
As those who are in the United States wait for their kidney transplants, Jorge Mariscal, an illegal immigrant is provided one ahead of legal tax paying US citizens. It appears that we now exist in a world with out borders and laws. Mariscal believes health care should be a human right, not a privilege. Thats interesting, I believe breaking the law should be a crime, not rewarded. However, just because the illegal has received a kidney, he is not out of the woods yet. Loyola agreed to cover the costs of the transplant, Mariscal will have to pay for the medicine. Please, I am sure Obamacare covers illegals as it takes health care services away from those who are actually in the country legally. Just a note to Jorge, rather then thinking you have a right and are entitled to a kidney, you should be pretty damn grateful instead.
As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come.
His persistence paid off Thursday when he underwent the procedure at Loyola University Medical Center.
After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he’s excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.
“Why can’t we be treated the same?” he asked while sitting in his hospital room. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”
So this guy wants to be treated the same, huh? You know how you so that Jorge? Go back yo where ever you came from and apply for citizenship. If you wanted to be treated the same, you must be the same as the rest of us. Your problem is you wanted preferential and special treatment. This is just unreal. They know this guy is an illegal and he just gets to stay and be a burden on the tax payers. WTF!
Now that his surgery is behind him, he said he’s happy he stayed stateside.
“It feels great to have a second opportunity at life,” Mariscal said. “It’s an overwhelming feeling. I don’t think I would have been happy in Mexico.”
Lin-Sanity Finished for the Year … Knee Lin-Jury & Surgery for Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin Out for the Season
The meteoric ride of LIN-SANITY has come to a crashing end …
It has been one of the best, fun and uplifting stories of the NBA season, one mired in the aftermath of the bitter owner-players strike and lock out that nearly ended the entire season. Sadly for Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin his season is over as he suffered a knee injury and will require surgery.
What makes Jeremy Lin such a compelling story? He is a real life “Rocky” story of an undrafted, unheralded player who thanks God for his chance to play in the NBA. In a sport where we hear so many unflattering stories, there is now one that all can be proud of. He has become a role model to so many.
LINSANITY captured the imagination of many, including many that really did not follow the NBA that closely. How does an undrafted guard out of Harvard become the media focal point and most covered player in the NBA with such stars stars as Dwayne Wayne, Lebron James, Kobie Bryant and Kevin Durant? Add in the fact that he plays for a struggling Knicks team in the huge media market of NYC and you have … LIN-SANITY!!!
Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs – if they make it that far.
Lin had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear and he has elected to have surgery next week in New York.
With the regular season ending April 26, the biggest story in basketball this season is done unless the Knicks make a deep postseason run.
The birth of LIN-SANITY:
The Knicks were under .500 and looking like a mess when Lin was given a chance to play extended minutes at point guard for then-coach Mike D’Antoni on Feb. 4 against New Jersey.
Lin, the first American-born player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent to play in the NBA, scored 25 points with seven assists in that New York victory, was inserted into the starting lineup two days later against Utah, and took the Knicks on a seven-game winning streak that gained world-wide attention.
GET WELL SOON JEREMY.
Former Florida Democrat US Rep. Alan Grayson Runs Red Light in his Benz, Hits Bus and Injures Two on Way to Fund Raiser
Alan Grayson wants to injure public transportation passengers quickly …
Former Democrat Florida US Representative Alan Grayson was involved in a MVA when the Mercedes he was driving in downtown Orlando, FL ran a red light, hit a Lynx bus and injured two passengers. I wonder if the roles were reversed whether Grayson would have said that the GOP was trying to run over the poor quickly? Just saying.
Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus.
Police and a campaign representative said Grayson and his passenger were not hurt. Two people aboard the bus claimed they suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Authorities said the crash is under investigation, and it’s not known yet what type of citation or charges may be filed.
Remember when former Florida Democrat House Representative Alan Grayson said that Republicans wanted old people to “die quickly?” Grayson may want to comment about the health care of the passengers of the bus he injured. Who wants to injure people Mr. Grayson? Michelle Malkin reminds us of the hypocrisy of Alan “I support the Occupy protesters” Grayson. The fact can’t be lost that Grayson was diving one of those 1%’ers Mercedes Benz and was rushing off to a fundraiser to mingle amongst the 1%’ers. Of course the irony of Grayson hitting a public bus with a Mercedes Benz is not lost here either.
Grayson’s campaign event stated it was scheduled from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the penthouse of some local Democrats in The Vue, a high-rise condominium near Lake Eola.
PEYTON MANNING HAS SECOND NECK SURGERY …
What a blow to the Indianapolis Colts, their fans and frankly the NFL in general on the eve of this weekends opening games. Peyton Manning, the all everything QB for the Colts has had a second neck surgery and will be out most likely at least two to three month. It is said that he had a cervical fusion following his previous surgery, the surgery is being called a single level anterior fusion. There is probably no team in the NFL that is more dependent on one player than the Colts are on Manning. There is no time table set for Manning’s return, some have reported that he will miss a chunk of the season; however, one has to wonder whether this might be for the season.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had further neck surgery Thursday, the team announced, his third surgery in the past 19 months.
Manning decided to have the surgery after consultation with a half-dozen doctors who reached a consensus that the most viable option would be a one-level cervical neck fusion in the wake of his May 23 surgery to repair a bulging disk. It’s unclear whether Manning would be able to return to play this season.
Owner Jim Irsay had tweeted prior to the news getting out of the surgery that Peyton was out of this weekends game and would be out awhile. Now we know what the Colts owner meant. We do wish Peyton Manning a speedy recovery, the NFL and their fans lose when some one with this kind of talent is forced from the game.