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    Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    Take a look at these:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6IZUzxRKUc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5t_477Ak98

    My wife, Karen, who was flagging at the next post from where it happened, described it as the scariest incident she's ever seen.

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand
    Take a look at these:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6IZUzxRKUc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5t_477Ak98

    My wife, Karen, who was flagging at the next post from where it happened, described it as the scariest incident she's ever seen.
    That's a helluva wreck; how did the driver fare?

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    What a waste of a perfectly good Ginetta.

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand
    Take a look at these:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6IZUzxRKUc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5t_477Ak98

    My wife, Karen, who was flagging at the next post from where it happened, described it as the scariest incident she's ever seen.
    I hope the driver was OK. One again I think we should be grateful for the skill and expertise of the UK marshalls who appeared to be right on the ball as usual.

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    Brilliant response to a horrible crash.

    not too many years ago that would have been fatal (I'm assuming it wasn't)

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    The driver was up & walking, after the marshals put him out (his suit was on fire).
    While I doubt he's 'fine', he doesn't appear to be 'dead'.

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    The driver was up & walking, after the marshals put him out (his suit was on fire).
    While I doubt he's 'fine', he doesn't appear to be 'dead'.

    Chip H.
    You can walk with fatal burns, I met a guy once on the hills above Wellington harbour who had tried to jump off a 16,000V DC pylon, shorted it and fell 80 feet into a gorse bush; had no clothes, nor much skin left, but was walking. He died three days later... had been suffering from depression. I got an ambulance via railway track gang and their phone. Not very nice waiting with him for 15 minutes. He just wanted water, but all I could was say, "You'll be OK"... I got him comfortable, in the circumstances, on my coat, which I could not wear for weeks...

    I thought in the second clip the driver wasn't visible....?

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    Re: Motor Sport is Dangerous.........

    The good news is that the driver only suffered minor burns to his hands &, in his own words, 'loss of facial hair'! It's amazing just what can be survived with modern safety equipment - one of the marshals who was first on the scene said that the thought going through his mind as he ran to the incident was 'I'm going to a fatal crash'.

    I didn't see the actual crash, so I was wondering why two of my incident team, who could see what had happened, picked up their bottles & ran 100 metres or so; when I saw the aftermath I knew they had done the right thing.

    It's incidents like this that make me proud to be a marshal; it also brings home to us all just what dangers we face.

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