No doubt a totally avoidable tragedy. That video is difficult to watch.
This is pretty much all I needed to read to know that something could have been done to avoid an accident of this nature. :alchi:Cars for Kids event that occured in Tennessee
Youre missing the point ENTIRELY. The accident where the car flew in the air, the ones where the raceboats flip up into a crowd etc etc... OK YES, *those* CAN be considered an ACCIDENT. There were safeties in place but sometimes you cant account for everything as you mentioned. Key phrase THERE WERE SAFETIES IN PLACE. At least there was SOMETHING that had been done to ATTEMPT to protect the public."You can see the car, which we believe, is the one that was involved." Nah, I think its the OTHER top fuel car that's wrecked on the side of the road...
I wonder how much Kylee and Renee Jones got paid to give up that video?
Blame blame blame blame blame... Ya can't protect everyone from everything. The spectators stood on the sidelines. They could see, for themselves, that there was no barrier. They made the choice to stand there.
I, without a DOUBT, would be standing there with them.
EVERYTHING we do, every day of our lives, is potentially disastrous and deadly. Yea, it sucks. It's a crappy situation to have happened. Maybe it shouldn't have been done on the street like that, but this is freaking Tennessee. People are still free to do what they want without every aspect of their lives being governed and "protected."
I'm not saying that I'm glad it happened or that anyone deserved it or any other BS people will read into this. Just that things do go wrong and you can't protect everyone from everything. People should be allowed to make their own decisions about where they stand on the side of the road.
Years ago we had a Sprint Car flip upside down and land on some of the crowd up in Chico, home of the Gold Cup. There is a twenty foot tall safety fence in front of the entire grandstands. The car went through it. Shit happens and it sucks that it does, but every aspect of every situation can not be controlled. I still go to the races. I know people who don't, who are terrified of another freak accident like that happening. The same could happen in their own homes. A car could go through a wall in a home and run them down just the same. Crappy thought, but hey, it could happen...
K, now I almost feel like an ******* with no feelings...but... oh well.
I have no problem with either of those points... agree with you 110%.This goes two ways:
1. It was a blatant and total disregard for public safety and no Funny Car should EVER be on the street, barriers or not.That guy who OK'd it should have to personally appologize to all of the families and give some sort of financial contribution to them. I dont think its the drivers fault,but he really should have known better.
2. You would have to be a total dipshit to stand on a street that a Funny car is racing down with no barriers. Its common sense. Im not saying they deserved it,and it really is tragic and all that,but seriously,WTF?
I wouldnt be within 200 feet of that damn thing,barrier or not.
I guess you don't know what a funny car isOh, and where was the "Funny Car" as far as I can tell, the vehicle in question is not a FC. Am I missing something?