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.
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...
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