October 2011 Archives

Tragedy hits Racing World

On October 16, 2011, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, was killed in a multicar crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300. A Sports Illustrated writer named Jon Wertheim said, "[th]e fact of the matter is, you're dealing with very, very fast automobiles. They're not heavy cars. ... There is, unfortunately, an assumption of risk when you get into one of those race cars." Wheldon was amongst the middle of all the cars when he drove right into all of the other cars crashing into each other. His car clipped another which caused his vehicle to fly into the air and burst into flames as it crashed into a fence. The accident happened after only 11 laps out of 200. Before the race even started there was a fear that the high-speed (the cars were going 225 mph during practice) and the crowded track (34 cars) would cause aggressive driving early on.

Tragedy hits Racing World

On October 16, 2011, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, was killed in a multicar crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300. A Sports Illustrated writer named Jon Wertheim said, "[th]e fact of the matter is, you're dealing with very, very fast automobiles. They're not heavy cars. ... There is, unfortunately, an assumption of risk when you get into one of those race cars." Wheldon was amongst the middle of all the cars when he drove right into all of the other cars crashing into each other. His car clipped another which caused his vehicle to fly into the air and burst into flames as it crashed into a fence. The accident happened after only 11 laps out of 200. Before the race even started there was a fear that the high-speed (the cars were going 225 mph during practice) and the crowded track (34 cars) would cause aggressive driving early on.

Tragedy hits Racing World

On October 16, 2011, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, was killed in a multicar crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300. A Sports Illustrated writer named Jon Wertheim said, "[th]e fact of the matter is, you're dealing with very, very fast automobiles. They're not heavy cars. ... There is, unfortunately, an assumption of risk when you get into one of those race cars." 

Football season and looking again and brain injury

As a new football season begins, the NFL is promising to pay more attention to the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in the sport. Retired players suffering from traumatic brain injuries have filed two lawsuits in recent months, alleging that the NFL concealed the risk of concussion from players.

Football season and looking again and brain injury

As a new football season begins, the NFL is promising to pay more attention to the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in the sport. Retired players suffering from traumatic brain injuries have filed two lawsuits in recent months, alleging that the NFL concealed the risk of concussion from players. 

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