car crash videos

car crash videos

Car Crash Videos

A list of graphic videos of the worst race car crashes in automotive history. Many of these crashes were fatal. Automobile racing is a dangerous sport, and this list should serve as proof of the bravery (foolhardiness?) race car drivers exhibit out on the track. Thankfully, vehicle safety technology has increased greatly throughout the years and fatalities have become much less common. This list is updated as these horrible accidents occur, including the latest such as Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash. If there are any crashes I have missed, please let me know in the comments. Note that this is a list of videos, which is why crashes such as Depailler’s death or Francois Cevert’s gruesome crash in which he was cut in half have not been included. Drive safe.
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Car Crash Videos

2 + – 93 39 Roger Williamson’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube For me, this is the hardest crash to watch. In Roger Williamson’s second Formula One race, a tire failure likely caused his car to flip over and burst into flames. Williamson avoided serious injury, but was now trapped in his car. The inept safety marshals did not know what to do, nor were they equipped with fire proof clothing.Driver David Purley abandoned his car and sprinted across the track to save Williamson. Purley could hear Williamson shouting for him to help. Purley desperately tried to put out the fire and flip Williamson’s car back over, begging the marshals to help him. While the marshals did nothing, Purley did his best, but ultimately failed as the other drivers simply drove past. By the time the fire truck arrived, eight minutes later, Williamson had already died from asphyxiation. The whole scene was broadcast on live television. 67 Insane Car Modification FAILs 10 Celebrities Who Survived Plane Crashes
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Car Crash Videos

2 + – 93 39 Roger Williamson’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube For me, this is the hardest crash to watch. In Roger Williamson’s second Formula One race, a tire failure likely caused his car to flip over and burst into flames. Williamson avoided serious injury, but was now trapped in his car. The inept safety marshals did not know what to do, nor were they equipped with fire proof clothing.Driver David Purley abandoned his car and sprinted across the track to save Williamson. Purley could hear Williamson shouting for him to help. Purley desperately tried to put out the fire and flip Williamson’s car back over, begging the marshals to help him. While the marshals did nothing, Purley did his best, but ultimately failed as the other drivers simply drove past. By the time the fire truck arrived, eight minutes later, Williamson had already died from asphyxiation. The whole scene was broadcast on live television.
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Car Crash Videos

4 + – 67 31 Dan Wheldon’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube During the 11th lap of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship, two cars clipped each other, sending one airborne and the other into the wall. This resulted in a 15-car pile up, including Wheldon’s. Since he was traveling at race speed when the accident occurred, his car was launched and barrel-rolled into the catch fence before landing head down. His injuries were so bad that he was unable to remove himself from the vehicle. He was airlifted to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. The crash resulted in a red-flag and the race was ended and not replayed. Wheldon was put at the top of the listings in his honor. The Top Tips for Buying a Car The 7 Longest Traffic Jams in History
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Car Crash Videos

4 + – 67 31 Dan Wheldon’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube During the 11th lap of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship, two cars clipped each other, sending one airborne and the other into the wall. This resulted in a 15-car pile up, including Wheldon’s. Since he was traveling at race speed when the accident occurred, his car was launched and barrel-rolled into the catch fence before landing head down. His injuries were so bad that he was unable to remove himself from the vehicle. He was airlifted to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. The crash resulted in a red-flag and the race was ended and not replayed. Wheldon was put at the top of the listings in his honor.
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Car Crash Videos

3 + – 92 44 3 people just voted on Tom Pryce’s Fatal Crash v Video: YouTube Just a warning, this video is especially gruesome. At the 1977 South African Grand Prix, Renzo Zorzi had a problem with his car and pulled off the track. Zorzi’s car quickly caught fire, and Zorzi safely jumped out. This is where the carnage began.Two race marshals decided to sprint across the track with fire extinguishers. The first marshal barely made it, but the second one, a 19-year-old named Frederick Jansen Van Buren, was struck by Tom Pryce who was driving at 170mph. Van Buren was cleaved in half, and his body so horribly dismembered that his boss was only able to identify him by summoning all of the other race marshals and seeing who was missing. But it didn’t stop there. The 40-pound fire extinguisher Van Buren had been carrying struck Pryce in the head with such force that Pryce’s helmet strap partially decapitated him. The fire extinguisher landed in the parking lot outside of the track, having flown over the grandstand. Pryce was killed instantly. Pryce’s car continued to hurtle down the track at almost 170mph, ultimately crashing into the car of driver Jacques Laffite.
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Car Crash Videos

In addition to an extensive YouTube channel, the Institute offers educational and consumer safety videos for purchase. These videos provide engaging overviews of highway safety topics for students, parents and policymakers. View these videos in their entirety and see purchasing information by clicking on the titles below.
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Car Crash Videos

What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science. “You can’t argue with the laws of physics,” says Griff Jones, an award-winning high school physics teacher who goes behind the scenes at the Institute’s Vehicle Research Center to explore the basic science behind car crashes. Using a series of vehicle maneuvers on a test track and crash test footage, Jones explains the concept of inertia, the relationship between crash forces and inertia, momentum and impulse, and much more.
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Why do some crashes produce only minor injuries? How can a single crash of a car into a wall involve three separate collisions? Award-winning science teacher Griff Jones returns to the Institute’s Vehicle Research Center to answer these questions and to examine the laws of nature that determine what happens to the human body in a crash. Jones reviews levels of organization in the body and explains how body cavities house and protect major internal organs. Through creative experiments, he explores how the third collision can cause injuries to organs, demonstrates how shockwaves can damage tissue and describes what happens at the cellular level.
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CHP officials say Derek veered into the paved right shoulder of the 101 just east of the 405 interchange. He collided with the raised concrete curb and guardrail, which flipped his car over once. Luckily, the crash left both Derek and Gloria unscathed.
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Every old car owner’s worst nightmare is a mechanical failure, a crash out of your control. Greg built his 1991 BMW E30, a 318is with an S52 engine swap, into his absolute pride and joy, and he’s lucky he lived after his brakes gave out on track at 110 mph.
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If you’re getting ready to travel for the fast-approaching three-day weekend, maybe it’s time to reconsider: A new study found that you’re way more likely to die in a car crash on Memorial Day weekend than any other holiday weekend. Trailing not far behind Memorial Day, oddly, is Labor Day.
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A crash scene on Highway 101 near Cloverdale, California, this weekend left a Chevrolet Impala literally sliced in half with the driver still behind the wheel. The other half of the car landed upright on a nearby hillside.
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Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for teenagers, but it also marks the start of their most dangerous years on the road. Teen drivers have much higher crash rates than adults. Fortunately, there are ways parents can help reduce the risks. This video highlights the stories of three teens whose lives ended too soon and examines common factors such as inexperience, immaturity and speeding that lead to many crashes involving young, novice drivers. Institute experts describe the crucial role parents play by enforcing their state’s graduated licensing laws, establishing their own rules and providing plenty of supervised time behind the wheel.
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Explosions usually aren’t great, especially when they happen behind the wheel of a car. But NHRA explosions are their own wacky, terrifying thing. Just watch that car go boom at more than 330 mph! That does not look like an ideal Friday evening.
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“The video ‘Understanding Car Crashes: It’s Basic Physics’ and accompanying teacher’s guide are wonderful. The pacing is excellent, the coverage fascinating, and most importantly, the physics is correct. It’s a first rate teaching package. I give it five stars!”
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Randy Tompkins seems to be the kind of person most of us like to imagine ourselves to be in self-aggrandizing daydreams we don’t tell anyone about. On Friday, in Dixon, Illinois, Tompkins jumped through the open window of a moving car to potentially save someone’s life. And it’s all on video.

Published on Jun 6, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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