Debris Rains Down on Grand Prix Fans After Crash

Thirteen fans were injured when a race car slammed into the fence that's meant to protect spectators.
2:21 | 10/07/13

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We begin with the stunnin racetrack crash that injured more than a dozen fans and sent the driver to the hospital. Ryan owens is there with the latest. Reporter: A scary crash. Not just for the drivers on the track. Several fans ended up at the houston hospital behind me, along side a driver many of them had come the see at the track. And he's still here this morning following emergency surgery. Wow, that is a huge crash! Reporter: It happened seconds from the finish line. One car goes airborne, slamming into the fence that is supposed to protect spectators. It didn't. Debris rains down on fans. Here's how it looks from their terrifyingly close seats. Debris flew inches from my head. It was a big chunk of tire. My family was shaken up. Reporter: She wasn't hurt. 13 fans were. Some pinned under the very fence. A piece of fence had landed to where lady was trapped underneath it. Reporter: The most seriously injured, the man inside that car. Three-time indy 500 winner dario franchitti. He suffered a concussion and fractured spine. His wife, ashley judd, tweeted on sunday she was on her way to houston. Thank you for the prayers. I have only clothes on my backs a -- back and the dogs. We are on our way. In february, 28 fans were injured by flying debris at the daytona international raceway, when a car hit the catch fence. Ironically, after that crash, none other than dario franchitti tweeted, it's time indy car nascar other sanctioning bodies and promoters work on an alternative to catch fencing. There has to be a better solution. A lot of the tracks, including the one in houston, upgraded the fences after a crash in las vegas two years ago. But as you heard, at least one driver, the one in the hospital behind me, warned it wasn't enough. George? Okay, ryan, thank you very much.

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