Any sports fan knows that the tiny print on your ticket usually spells out some crazy scary risks, the kind they take walking into any sort of venue. You can be hit by a foul ball. You can be hit by debris at a boat race. And as much as no one wants to think about it, you can be severely injured at an auto race.
Maybe even killed.
It’s a thought that had to be running through the minds of many fans at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tennessee, on the night of Sept. 23. As this video shows, a big rig nearly drove into a crowd of people, prevented (barely) only by a wall that stood in its way. Click the link in the tweet below to view the video.
“They were both coming around in turn four,” spectator Karen Yuhes, who recorded the incident on her phone, told a local television station shortly after the accident. “The [one] truck hit the [other] truck and he didn’t really have anywhere to go. He just kind of rode the wall and wound up going over the concrete and through the fence and he broke a wood pole. I don’t know if you noticed the photographer that was there. He had just jumped up there to start taking pictures, and he had to dive right back down because the [truck] had come through the wall.”
Luckily, no injuries were reported. Yet, Karen says much panic amongst the fans ensued during and after the accident.
“I was there with my parents,” Karen said. “There were sparks and I was trying to get in front of my mom. And there were a bunch of kids out there, so I was just worried about them.”