what are your thoughts on the tragic off road truck accident?

there’s news about an off road racing truck series that went wrong. the truck plowed into the spectators and killed eight of them. it’s been on the news most all day yesterday, and again this morning. i even saw it on the Univision Spanish channel.

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5 Responses to what are your thoughts on the tragic off road truck accident?

  1. Hawgdog August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Who told those people to stand that close to the racing area, this was a tragic accident that’s all.The driver should not be charged at all, the same crap happens at rally races all the time..
    it does not matter what the speed limit was in the area" it’s a race" on race tracks they have fencing around the track It’s called catch fence,that’s what it does catch car that are out of control.
    Only stupid people would go out and stand in front of a hurtling piece of machinery

  2. Praise Mormos August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    I never underestimate the ability of a crowd of drunken road-racing truck enthusiasts to put themselves in mortal danger.

  3. Wilford Brimley August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    The people running the event should have had areas roped off and off limits to spectators. I like to watch trains but I don’t need to be inches from them while moving. It is crazy for some of these spectators to say (and some of them have) that nothing could have been done. Something can and should be done! There were 3 years olds in the crowd!
    The speed limit should be enforced and this person should be charged with reckless driving and speeding or something as the permit was reported to only allow drivers to go 15 miles per hour. He was going much faster!
    They have standards at Nascar- why should this be any different?

  4. Leather Neck August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    This was A Tragic Accident. As You can see from the Video the Spectators were right next to the Course, The Sponsors are supposed to set up perimeters to keep the Spectators 100 feet from the course, which was not done. When the Truck landed the left front wheel caught a rut and jerked to the left, causing the truck to roll over and into the Spectators. And Yes there were children there, but none were hurt to my Knowledge.

  5. Love The Beast. Big Arch SS August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    It’s happened before and I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. Most all Rally and Off-Road races have spectators standing right next to the road.