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    Thread: Motorsport deaths :(

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      10-06-2012 12:33 PM #51
      Three other crashes came into my mind the last hours:

      Attilio Bettega, 1985 Rallye Corsica Lancia 037
      Henri Toivonen + Co-Driver Sergio Cresto, 1986 Rallye Corsica, Lancia Delta S4
      Kieth Ódor, 1992 STW-Cup in Berlin, Nissan Primera
      Michael "Beef" Park, co-driver of Markko Märtin, WRC England 2005, Peugeot 307 WRC

      Kieth Ódor:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3fWlVZ0mAI

      His death could have been avoided if Nissan had used LHD Cars for the german touring car championship (STW) instead of using cars made for the british championship. I remember seeing that one live
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      10-06-2012 04:19 PM #52
      Having trouble feeling sorry for the people that got hit here....

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3JaO...eature=related

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      10-06-2012 04:28 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Having trouble feeling sorry for the people that got hit here....

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3JaO...eature=related
      Same. They're just ****ing morons for standing so close to on the course.

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      10-06-2012 04:32 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      Having trouble feeling sorry for the people that got hit here....

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3JaO...eature=related
      There were also reports of cars coming back with severed fingers stuck on their grilles. Those spectators were truly stupid.
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      10-06-2012 05:13 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Lupo TDI View Post
      I don't know what happened, but I wouldn't rule out a driver's mistake, like mistaking a corner for another. You might know the crazy Lancia Delta S4 that races in the Berg-Cup circuit, just like Plasa, and his driver, Bruno Ianniello, crashed his Delta pretty bad in a race in Luxembourg. His explanation was: "I thought it was the corner you can take with the throttle fully opened, but that's the next corner..."

      Sad thread... I am somewhat happy there aren't vids or pictures of Cevert's crash as it really has to be an ugly sight. Wasn't this the crash that made Jackie Stewart retire from racing?
      Stewart was going to retire anyways, but the crash was in Qualifying and Stewart just stopped there, did'nt run what was suppost to be his last race.

      I made a post a in page one talking about Ceverts crash. Stewart was one of the first drivers at the scene, he just walked back horrified and crying.

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      10-06-2012 06:06 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      To be fair to the marshalls in this case, they were not wearing fire resistance suits like Purley was. It's a shame it takes situations like this to make people see that maybe a suit and tie is not good attire for someone who is expected to assist at the scene...
      Imagine what could have been done if other racers stopped.

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      10-06-2012 06:07 PM #57


      Can't ever forget this one, just last year.

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      10-07-2012 01:08 AM #58
      i just happened to catch it on TV. They kept showing the replay from his onboard cam. Once you realized that the cockpit hit the fence, you knew it was going to be ugly
      Felt so bad for his wife and young children.
      I happened to be in Vegas the next week for business and I had to drive by. By then all the tributes and flowers had been taken down.

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      10-07-2012 02:08 AM #59
      Paul Dana's was extremely shocking, the sheer speed and impact was like nothing I've ever seen. How Carpenter didn't die is a miracle. Crash at 0:40.

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      10-08-2012 04:25 PM #60
      That last video was like "excitement and cool stuff, but first here is a video of someone getting killed. Oh and Danica has a nice ass"

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      10-08-2012 04:59 PM #61
      No fatality (thankfully), but I was always amazed by Joey Hand's Grand-Am accident. It is truly amazing to think that sometimes its your day, others its not.

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    12. 10-08-2012 05:41 PM #62
      I'll never forget the Swede Savage crash at the '73 Indy 500. A crew member running to the scene was hit by a fire truck and killed. In a wierd twist of fate Savage survived the crash and was expected to recover but died a month later of liver failure.

      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

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      10-08-2012 07:56 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Morbid thread. Making me sad.

      1:35 is the replay.
      My cousin was a crew member of Arciero-Wells Racing that season, so of course I was a big fan of that team and of Jeff.
      He gave me one of his crew shirts and I still have it hanging in the closet. I haven't worn it since the accident. To add to the tragedy of that day one of the corner workers also died in that accident.

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