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The British driver of Indy Car racing, Dan Weldon, 33, twice champion of the Indianapolis 500, which yesterday was involved in an accident while participating in multiple final race of the season in Las Vegas, died of injuries suffered in the head.
The Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy, who owns the city of Las Vegas, said Weldon injuries in the crash of 15 pilots who crashed their cars did not allow doctors to have any chance to keep him alive.
According to Murphy, Weldon’s death was pronounced officially at 13.54 pm Pacific local time (21.54 GMT) at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was airlifted after the tragic accident that occurred in the circuit Motor Speedway oval.
The distance between the circuit and the medical center is about 20 miles.
After the autopsy, Murphy also established Weldon’s death as an accident, in which he suffered a head full trauma due to collision with other cars involved in the race and offered his condolences to the family and friends left corridor wife and two children of small age.
So far as those responsible for the Indy Car race as the test is traditionally held at the Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, did not want to publicize what the future of it and what will be done in the future to avoid tragedies like the one on Sunday.
In fact, the debate is open. Is it too dangerous? Just an opinion just to know the general feeling. It’s Jody Schechter, former champion of Formula 1: “The Indy Car Series is the most dangerous motor sport in the world. The show that these circuits are intended to cause the sport is dangerous. The cars are basically playing with the wheels at 300 miles per hour. It is curious that about 34 cars to get together either in a small space. ”
Others, like the Spanish driver Oriole Serbia say that “we all know that is part of the sport. Cars are becoming safer and tracks, and fortunately did not happen this time. “