Crash at 74 MM

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Eric Mc

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122,140 posts

266 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Looks like there might have been a very serious accident at Goodwood just now. The Can Am race has been red flagged and the commentators have gone very quiet.

Petrus1983

8,833 posts

163 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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I'm here. The ambulance has left but the car is still being recovered. Doesn't look good so fingers crossed.

Eric Mc

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122,140 posts

266 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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What car was it?

Bigjas

22 posts

183 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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It's a Lola T70. Car no 2.

Eric Mc

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122,140 posts

266 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Thanks. Hope the driver is OK. I knew from the reaction of the commentary team and the g=fact they weren't showing any footage of the scene that it might not be good.

Petrus1983

8,833 posts

163 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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The race is about to restart (shortened to 5 mins) but no word on the driver of #2.

ETA - race abandoned.

9.3

1,134 posts

193 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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From this morning's first race, the horrible accident where the car flipped up off the track and ended up in the pedestrian walkway that goes under the track. How no-one was killed is extraordinary as the tunnel is normally jammed packed. Apparently one wheel ended up in the disabled viewing area.
The wreckage was covered with a tarpaulin and the tunnel closed for the day. Driver had just a broken collar bone .


Eric Mc

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122,140 posts

266 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Bloody hell. Was that one of the 1950s F1 cars?

Thundersports

659 posts

146 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Driver of the T70 has been airlifted to Hospital I have read elsewhere.

Eric Mc

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122,140 posts

266 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Just been announced over the PA at Goodwood too.

Lynchie999

3,433 posts

154 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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9.3 said:
From this morning's first race, the horrible accident where the car flipped up off the track and ended up in the pedestrian walkway that goes under the track. How no-one was killed is extraordinary as the tunnel is normally jammed packed. Apparently one wheel ended up in the disabled viewing area.
The wreckage was covered with a tarpaulin and the tunnel closed for the day. Driver had just a broken collar bone .

Ive been wondering how on earth this actually happened ?!? very odd....

ecsrobin

17,196 posts

166 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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9.3 said:
From this morning's first race, the horrible accident where the car flipped up off the track and ended up in the pedestrian walkway that goes under the track. How no-one was killed is extraordinary as the tunnel is normally jammed packed. Apparently one wheel ended up in the disabled viewing area.
The wreckage was covered with a tarpaulin and the tunnel closed for the day. Driver had just a broken collar bone .

We were about 20 seconds away from walking down the tunnel scary stuff.

34053

50 posts

110 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Do we know which car in the Brooks Trophy it was? I'm guessing a Lotus or something else small.

andy tims

5,586 posts

247 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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Bigjas said:
It's a Lola T70. Car no 2.
Went straight on at the end of the Lavant pretty well straight in front of us. The driver actually got out of the car but must have deteriorated. It was a very very heavy impact.

Stephanie Plum

2,783 posts

212 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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It was Michiel Smits I believe. Airlifted as previously stated.

PompeyM3

1,847 posts

206 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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andy tims said:
Went straight on at the end of the Lavant pretty well straight in front of us. The driver actually got out of the car but must have deteriorated. It was a very very heavy impact.
Yeah, The car looked a in a real state when it was lifted onto the flatbed. The tyre wall must have taken a huge impact as that had to be rebuilt, hence the delay and the decision in the end to cancel that race.
Hopefully the driver makes a full recovery soon.

I was about 100 metres from this mornings accident as well. I heard a bang and saw a wheel on the circuit. One of those horrible moments, where you know something has happened, but don't know what.

As has been said, that tunnel has been heaving with people all weekend, so hopefully nobody was hurt. Again, hope the driver makes a full recovery soon.

I don't think I've been to a Goodwood event where there has been so many red flags and safety cars. Well done to all the emergency teams and Marshals.

9.3

1,134 posts

193 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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34053 said:
Do we know which car in the Brooks Trophy it was? I'm guessing a Lotus or something else small.
Pale green judging by the bit of debris left in the hedge.


ecsrobin

17,196 posts

166 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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9.3 said:
34053 said:
Do we know which car in the Brooks Trophy it was? I'm guessing a Lotus or something else small.
Pale green judging by the bit of debris left in the hedge.

I believe it may be this one.


NDA

21,670 posts

226 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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The big off late afternoon was this type:


df76

3,646 posts

279 months

Sunday 20th March 2016
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The lotus incident was shown on the live stream. He tagged a spinning car, flipped and then cartwheeled down the banking before disappearing out of sight. Can't believe it wasn't fatal (for him or a spectator).