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Monday, October 17, 2011

News Videos: First Person Accounts - Witnesses Recount Sunday’s Fatal Indy Crash - Racing World In Mourning For Driver Dan Wheldon

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* CNN brings us the following report and it starts off like this… The racing world was in mourning Monday after two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, an Englishman with a ready smile and engaging manner, was killed Sunday in a multicar crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300… "You know, this is a sport predicated on speed and there are a lot of safety channels," Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim said Monday. But he added, "The fact of the matter is, you're dealing with very, very fast automobiles. They're not heavy cars. ... There is, unfortunately, an assumption of risk when you get into one of those race cars."… Following Wheldon's death in the 15-car fiery crash, the remainder of the race -- the marquee event of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships -- was canceled. The remaining drivers, many of them visibly emotional after a meeting with IndyCar officials, did a five-lap salute in Wheldon's honor as "Amazing Grace" played… Wheldon, 33, died from "unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said Sunday… Video of the crash showed cars spinning out of control and bursting into flames, spewing smoke and debris… "I've never seen a crash like this," said Carlos Diaz, an anchor on CNN sister station HLN who said he's been around racing his entire life. He said one witness told him "it was like a bomb went off."…
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Racing world in mourning for driver Dan Wheldon
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First Person: Witnesses Recount Fatal Indy Crash
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Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday after his car became ensnared in a fiery 15-car pileup… flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Witnesses say it was one of the worst they have seen.
Originally posted October 17th - This Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress
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[Replay] Horrific 15 Car Crash 2011 IndyCar World Championships in Las Vegas 300
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About this Video: Replay of what we all feared… a 15 car pileup with cars flying and flipping and bursting into flam in this 2011 IndyCar World Championships in Las Vegas.
Originally posted October 16th - This Video posted on YouTube by MotorSportsCentral
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Sunday’s major wreck and death of racecar driver Dan Wheldon made for a very tragic day for all us racing fans, worldwide. May god bless the Wheldon family… along with all their friends, and loved ones. A great driver has sadly been taken from us… and all so early in his life and career.
AubreyJ………
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