28 NASCAR fans were injured during a Feb. 23 Nationwide race at Daytona. The 28 fans were injured when debris from a massive wreck flew through and over a fence used to keep the cars on the track. A report from ESPN on Saturday revealed that 14 of the injured fans had to be taken to local area hospitals.
One person was also reported to have suffered life-threatening head trauma and was heading into surgery. There was also a 14-year-old fan that was listed in critical condition, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. The conditions of those affected during the crash will likely be updated through the weekend.
The crash that led to the 28 NASCAR fans getting injured took place when Kyle Larson's car got knocked around on the track and then went airborne. As the car struck a catch fence, it began to disintegrate and sent parts into the stands. That included one of the tires, which flew into a heavily popular seating area. The small break for everyone involved, was that there were quite a few empty seats in the first few rows.
As for Larson himself, he was able to climb out of a car that looked more like a small box when the crash came to an end. The entire front end had been sheared off and the engine was stuck in the catch fence. The crash all took place on the last lap of the Nationwide Series race, meaning the officials didn't have to worry about getting the track ready to go again on Saturday.
Despite the 28 NASCAR fans getting injured, the Daytona 500 is still ready to go ahead as scheduled on Sunday (Feb. 24).
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