California 200 Tragedy

Brogan

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As dreadful as it is, I think this explains it:

David Conklin, a photographer covering the event, said the Prerunner truck was among the first 20 off the line in the race, and had just gone over a jump known as the rockpile about two miles into the race.
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Conklin said he watched the vehicle sail through the air...
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The crowd was within 10 feet of the track, with no guard rails separating spectators from the vehicles.
Interesting that the crowd turned on the driver.
They obviously thought they weren't to blame at all despite being just 3 metres away from vehicles weighing several tons jumping through the air at speed...
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
Flood1 said:
It is no different from a rally crowd. It's the nature of the race.
Indeed.

There have been some pretty horrific incidents during rallys in the past.
 
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