Fatal Motorsports Accidents
The sport of racing which initially started with horses and dogs and later the racing of cars as well as motor bikes has been the love of Americans for so many years. The evolution of the competitive racing has led to the drawing of masses from around the world to America in order to experience motor racing competitions.
The motor racing sport at times comes with injuries although in many of the cases the injuries are usually not fatal. Over the years there have been a number of worst crashes in the motor racing industry which are listed below. One of the worst crashes in motor racing to ever be recorded was at JGTC, Fujie in the year 1998. There was a convergence of some of the best sports cars on amazing and popular race tracks by JGTC which is now commonly known as Super GT throughout the country of Japan. The fame of the motor racing event was brought about by the fact that amazing sports motor vehicles were used during the race. The atmospheric conditions during the time of the racing were considered terrible due to the heavy fog and the immense rainfall that were experienced during the race. This led to a series of events that caused crashing of three cars and one of the cars also caught fire.
Another fatal accident to ever happen in the history of competitive racing of the motor vehicle sport was recorded at San Marino Grand Prix in the year 1994. A Brazilian driver was heading this race which was the first race in the season, as he had done in the initial two races. A total of two fatal accidents had already occurred during the qualifying competitions. The second crash during the qualifying races had led to the death of one Austrian driver who lost control at a very high speed and crashed into a concrete wall. Due to this, nowadays motor race organizing corporations usually ensure that there are proper safety measures taken in order to prevent fatal accidents that could lead to serious injuries or even death.
There was also recorded another serious motor vehicle accident at the 24 hours LeMans about sixty eight years back. This happened to be the most horrific motor vehicle crash to happen in a single time in the history of motor vehicle racing competitions. This crash in addition to injuring the drivers, also led to the death of a number of spectators as well. The results were the death of eighty four people and the injury of about a hundred others. It was in the year 2001 that another serious accident involving racing motor vehicles was recorded at Daytona 500. This accident led to a serious injury to the head of one of the drivers as he slammed into a wall.