Skip to comments.15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured
Posted on 10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT by ConservativeChris
LAS VEGAS (CBS Sports.com) IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sundays Las Vegas Indy 300.
Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard.
Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance.
The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend Bell upside down, smoldering cars strewn all over the track and debris nearly halfway up the straightaway of the 1.5-mile oval.
Wheldon was in line to win $5 million had he won the race.
I saw it. Hope Dan Wheldon is ok. Doesn’t look good.
Been watching, they now say that Wheldon WAS on the helicopter, no other info coming out. His car was flat, when they took it off the track.
Channel surfing and came upon this race and they said it had been black flagged at that point for an hour and 15 minutes. Sooo I Just went on Utube and watched a slow motion from above. Oh My!
As bad a wreck as I’ve ever seen.
Prayers to all involved.
I’ve never seen anything like it. I thought sure someone had died when they put the yellow tarp over that one car.
I thought the same, awful wreck.
Saw the replays of wreck. Weldon and at least one other were airborne. Very nasty.
Internet ripe with the worst possible news about Dan Wheldon, his condition is still officially unkown-unconfirmed.
Prayers.................ABC just filling air time until some word about race and most importantly the conditions of all drivers, Dan Wheldon being the most worried about...
Yeah just don’t believe any of the BS on twitter right now. Praying for Dan
Drivers leaving meeting, per ABC no interviews by drivers...
Oh, dear. He died.
Dan Wheldon has died, Ending race, in Dan Wheldon’s honor.
Just announced he’s dead.
Dan has been lost. RIP. Prayers for his family and friends.
I saw some speed channel discussion yesterday and they talked about the danger of this field size and this track. I haven’t seen a list of everyone involved, but it seems that Weldon is the only serious injury at this point.
Just watching ABC.....they announced that Dan has died.
His wife, kids, and sister were at the hospital.
Prayers needed for those left behind.
Just heard, so tragic..saw the crash on TV, it did not look survivable. Prayers to his family during this very difficult time
Very sad. The way Tony Kanaan was breaking up it just seemed a lot worse than expected.
God bless all who challenge the limits because by doing so not only do they thrill us but the technology they pioneer frequently becomes our own safety nets.
Video on you tube of wreck. Worst I have ever seen. People tend to forget with all the safety advances, this is a very dangerous sport
Very Very sad.
It is a very dangerous sport. The last crash I remember was Dale Earnhardt..seems like only yesterday that happened..now unfortunately history has repeated itself. Two little boys lost their Dad today, so tragic
“That means that there is almost no room for failure by driver, pilot or machine”
One driver got a LITTLE goofy,(moved in like a foot) and all hell broke loose.
Playing Amazing Grace during the Five Lap tribute for Dan Wheldon....
Yeah I saw it, it was a nice tribute
I think they should stop running indy cars on NASCAR tracks. Very dangerous...