With less than 24 hours until the green flag is scheduled to drop for the Daytona 500, the focus is on the injured fans that were taken to an area hospital. Initial reports had 5 race fans injured at the Daytona Motor Speedway. Updated reports say at least 12 persons were injured when debris from Larson’s car flew through the catch fence and hit people in the stands. Even one of Larson’s tires ended up flying through the fence and striking a fan.
Emergency crews were able to start helping the injured fans within minutes of the accident. 2 people are listed in Critical condition a a 3rd was already under going surgery. This isn’t the first time that fans have been injured when a car went airborne into the catch fence. It happen before at a NASCAR race in Martin-ville. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people who were injured at the Daytona Speedway today.
The maintenance personnel are already working on trying to repair the damage to the fence at the speedway. One thing is for certain they will not start the Daytona 500 until crews can make the necessary repairs to the fence.
Of the people injured, six met the condition of trauma patients reports suggested.
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