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Race Car Goes Up And Falls On Spectators In Brisbane

Spectators ran for their lives in Brisbane, Australia, when a race car sailed through the air towards them after a dramatic crash. The Mini had clipped another vehicle during the race in Brisbane, rolled along
PTI May 03, 2010 11:39 IST
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Spectators ran for their lives in Brisbane, Australia, when a race car sailed through the air towards them after a dramatic crash.

The Mini had clipped another vehicle during the race in Brisbane, rolled along the track - then sailed through the air straight towards the crowd of spectators. The Daily Mail, London published pictures of the dramatic crash.



It seemed that disaster was only a split second way as the red vehicle dropped down towards the scattering crowd.

Yet only two people were hit and were said to be recovering from their injuries in hospital.



'It's amazing that more people were not seriously injured,' said Australian racing legend Dick Johnson.

'This particular race track is very sub-standard... You have to look after people who pay money to come to these places.'



The Mini Cooper S struck two men - aged 59 and 60 - as it smashed through a fence, took to the air and came crashing down. They suffered head injuries, which were to be 'not life-threatening'.

Even the 22-year-old driver Kain Magrow escaped unhurt.



Spectators were amazed that he was able to step out of the wreck of the number 8 Mini, which had rolled several times before hitting the fence and soaring through the air.



A Queensland Raceway spokesman said the crash was 'a seriously freak accident'.