Dan Wheldon #77 R.I.P.

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    #1 GrauGeist, Oct 16, 2011
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    Dan Wheldon was mortally injured in a huge 15 car pile up at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway today early in the race.

    His Indy car flew several hundred feet and hit the wall cockpit-first. He was taken by air ambulance to the hospital where he later passed away.

    While he wasn't my favorite driver, I respect his skills and accomplishments.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and those affected by this tragic event :(

    * I just noticed that I typod Dan's last name in the title...my apologies *
     
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    May he rest in peace.
     
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    RIP Dan. You will be missed.

    It was an horrific accident, I watched it live and you knew there was a problem fairly soon after, surprised there weren't more serious injuries.

    From Anthony Davidson - Him (leading), Dan (second) and Jenson Button third at the Silverstone karting GP back in the early 90's: Here is my favourite photo. The Silverstone kart GP, Me leadi... on Twitpic

    And another set: Sutton-images.com | F1 Images | Formula One Posters | F1 News | Pit Babes

    Corrected the name in the title.
     
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    Thanks! :thumbleft:
     
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    A horrific crash indeed. Hard to watch.
     
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