Scary wreck injures 28 fans at Daytona
A horrific multicar crash moments before the end of the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway injured 28 fans after Kyle Larson's car flew into the frontstretch catch fencing, shearing off its front half and leaving large pieces of the vehicle inside the fencing.
Speedway president Joie Chitwood said 14 of the injured spectators were transported off-property for medical attention and 14 were treated on site.
Seven were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center, two of which were in critical condition, hospital representative Byron Cogdell told ESPN. One adult suffered life-threatening head trauma but was later stabilized, while a 14-year-old was also in critical but stable condition.
At least one tire from Larson's car flew into the seating area at Daytona. Police officers and NASCAR safety officials quickly ran to the location where part of the car went through the fencing, destroying one section of the catch fence.
One of the injured taken to Halifax Health near the track was Eddie Huckaby, 53, of Krum, Texas. He suffered a severe laceration from the hip to the knee on his left leg.
His brother, Terry, of Hendersonville, Tenn., controlled the bleeding by turning his belt into a makeshift tourniquet.
"Stuff was flying everywhere,'' Terry Huckaby told ESPN. "It was like you was in a war zone or something. Tires were flying by and smoke and everything else."
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