*. This weekend, a car exploded at the start line of a Sydney drag race event.
A man is fighting for his safety after a “terrifying” explosion occurred at the Sydney start of a hot rod competition.
Dramatic footage from trackside showed the fireball from a car that was surrounded by people and a man injured on asphalt.
Paramedics arrived at the Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, in the west of the city at 5:05 p.m. 15pm on Saturday evening following the incident.
The NSW Ambulance Service reported to Channel 9 that 4 people were transported to the hospital, including one critically injured after the explosion.
One person sustained burns, while the injuries to three other people were minor. News.com.au reached out to the NSW Ambos in order for them to comment.
A video of the horror unfolding at Australian Top Fuel Championship was clearly visible. This is a highly publicized new drag racing event that took place over two days.
A commentator relays all the action from the day, and then an explosion happens in the vehicle behind him. It happened seemingly without warning.
At the time, at least nine people were within close proximity of the Jim Read race car.
The presenter instinctively stopped mid-broadcast and said simply “whoa!” as the fiery explosion erupted. The stand could hear screams.
A man wearing a yellow vest and lying on the ground could be seen as the camera returned to his car. People rushed to assist him.
Sydney Dragway left a comment on the event via Facebook later that day.
” “Earlier today there was an incident at the start line involving one team competing,” it said. A thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing in collaboration with the organizers of the Australian Top Fuel Championship, and the sanctioning body of Sydney Dragway’s International Hot Rod Association Australia.
“Our thoughts are with the team members involved and hope to see them back at the racetrack soon.”
Commenting on social media, one person said it was “loud, like a grenade”.
” I was 50 meters away when the concussion shaken me.
Others described it as a “massive blast” and “terrifying”.
“I stood behind the barrier and was right next to it,” stated spectator Di.
“It happened so quickly and we felt the heat.”
Originally published as Four injured after fireball at Sydney drag racing event
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