Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Carl Edwards goes airborne at Talladega

Dramatic crash at Talladega this weekend, which I just saw:

Seven spectators at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama sustained non-life threatening injuries after a car being driven by Carl Edwards went airborne, hurling debris into the stands.

According to track medical director Bobby Lewis, two of the injured were flown by helicopter to nearby hospitals, one with an apparent broken jaw and lacerations on her face. Reports on the other were not available, but neither were believed to be seriously hurt.

The wreck happened just as drivers were approaching the final lap of the Talladega 500 on Sunday. The car driven by Edwards reportedly clipped a another racer, causing Edwards’ car to spin out of control, careening into a safety fence. Edwards was not injured, however, his car was destroyed, as were sections of the safety fence.

Here is the wreck from several different vantage points:

*This post is lovingly dedicated to JG Ballard, RIP again, my friend. We miss you already.


yellowdog granny said...

was that scary or what?..

senchi said...

freaky view of crash from edwards' own car *wow!*

Dennis the Vizsla said...

It's amazing the stuff they walk away from! And the footage from the in-car camera shows that what my old racing video game back in the 90s used to show from the driver's perspective when I would crash was remarkably accurate.

jovan b. said...

I actually watched the whole race from start to finish. That was the second hard crash of the weekend. One day prior, on April 25, Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth flipped wildly down the backstretch during the Nationwide race.