Crash Zone Danger for Spectators at Auto Racing Events

Driver loses control in the final turn, flying into spectators on the sidelines prompting the question how close is too close?
1:30 | 10/06/14

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a race car driver losing control on the final turn, flying right into spectators. Amazingly, no one seriously hurt. But it had us asking, are there any standards as to WHE fans should be allowed to stand? Here's ABC's Clayton Sandell tonight. Reporter: The truly amazing thing about this moment of terror is that none of these spectators was hurt. It's worth a second look as a car in Italy loses control during a weekend race. Remarkable, because in most car versus spectator crashes, the spectator loses. Three people died last week in the Netherlands, this monster truck careening out of control. This video was shot last year while racing up Colorado's pike's peak. You can see just how close the crowd gets. So, to prevent injuries, this year, the race changed the rules. All spectators now restricted to several safety Zones. Consur manages the high plains raceway in Colorado where he met him today. He says a good rule of thumb is to keep at least 50 feet away and stay out of the danger Zones, like the outside of curves, right where those Italian spectators were watching. Obviously, people want to get close to the action, but the closer you are, the more likely it is they are going to become part of the action in a bad way. Reporter: Sometimes close can be too close. Clayton Sandell, ABC news, deer trail, Colorado.

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