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Report: 13 fans injured in IndyCar crash at Houston

Oct 6, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

Dario Franchnitti AP

The last-lap crash at the end of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 2 affected three drivers, and also some fans sitting in a grandstand at Turn 13.

A report from Houston ABC-TV affiliate KTRK said at least 13 fans were injured from debris. Most were treated at the scene but two people have been transported to a local hospital.

Additionally, an IndyCar timing & scoring official has been taken to Herman Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

The remainder of Sunday’s track activity – which included a race for the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup – has been canceled.

Again, we’ll have more information when it becomes available.

  1. dhalb34 - Oct 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    That has to be the crappiest “catch fence” I’ve ever seen for a major motor sport event. It looked like chicken wire when it launched into the stands. IRL you can do better. Terrible. You guys deserve all the lawsuits those injured fans are about to bring you.

  2. midtec2005 - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    I’m glad none of the injuries seem to be serious. Scary wreck.

  3. Jeff - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    The catch fence did its job. Granted it shouldn’t have impacted the fans.
    That said had the fence been more stout, and not given like it did, Dario could have ended up like Wheldon.

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