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NHRA Fan Killed By Flying Tire

Posted in Racing, Safety by Kurt Ernst | February 22nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

A spectator at Saturday’s NHRA Arizona Nations was killed in a freak accident, when the left rear tire of Antron Brown’s Top Fuel dragster came loose and bounced into the stands. The woman was airlifted to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Video after the jump.

Brown lost control when the wheel separated from the dragster, which then flipped and hit the retaining wall. The driver was shaken by the incident but unhurt in the crash.

Source: CNN, video ESPN

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