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Seven Fans Injured In Last Lap Crash During Aaron's 499

Posted By Michael J Smith On April 27, 2009 @ 1:24 am In Other | 10 Comments

Seven fans were injured in the last lap incident [1] during the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway between Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, in which Edwards flew into the catchfence.

The injuries were not life-threatening. One woman suffered a laceration on her face and possibly had a broken jaw when she was hit with debris.  Another woman was suffering from chest pains.

Edwards said:

I guess we’ll do this until somebody gets killed and then we’ll change it. But that’s the way it is. … I saw some fencing at one point and that made me a little bit nervous. I don’t know if I could live with myself if I ended up in the grandstands.

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[1] incident: http://calamitycorner.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/edwards-gets-spun-goes-airborne-on-last-lap-of-aarons-499/

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