Sunday, February 21, 2010

NHRA event fatality

At the NHRA Firebird National event in Phoenix Arizona today, Antron Brown's Top Fuel rail car lost the left slick on the starting line. Browns car hit the barrier and rode along the top of it, bursting into flames and sending debris into the crowd. It looked pretty nasty, but not as bad as it could've been.
Brown was pulled from the cage and was flown to a hospital with a woman in the crowd that was hit by a piece of the car.
Brown was checked out and released, but unfortunately the woman was killed.
Fatalities, while rare, aren't unheard of at car races. But this is the first time I can recall hearing of a fan that was killed.
Pray for her and her family.

1 comment:

Skip said...

Sad. She was pretty close, part of the vintage cars crew.