IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Crash

IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Crash

Las Vegas : NV : USA | Oct 16, 2011 at 9:51 PM PDT
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The winner of the Indianapolis 500 in May, Dan Wheldon is dead. The Britisher died when his car sailed through the air during a massive 15-car pile up in Las Vegas Indy 300.

It was a horrific accident. The drivers were already blaming the safety of the track after the practice. They proved right when this unfortunate accident took the life of a young champion driver. The accident happened during the 13th lap at the second corner. This race was the season ending competition of the series. During the accident the 15 cars went airborne and smashed into the side wall.

Dan Wheldaon was immediately air lifted to University Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead by the medics there. Dan Wheldon who was just 33 years old leaves behind his wife Susie and two minor sons Sebastian and Oliver. All three of them were present at the time of the accident.

It was a sad day for the motorsports fans and the drivers. Lewis Hamilton the former F-1 champion expressed his grief in saying "This is a tragic loss at such a young age.My heart goes out to his family and friends during this extremely difficult time."

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