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NASCAR Fans to Sue Following Daytona 500 Crash

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 26, 2013 Last Updated: February 26, 2013
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NASCAR fans to sue after they were injured in a massive crash at the Daytona 500 race over the weekend.

Following a massive crash during the Daytona 500 race over the weekend, some of the fans who were hurt in the incident will reportedly sue the race’s organizers.

Several spectators were sent to the hospital and 33 people were injured after a car flew into a fence along the grandstands during the NASCAR race.

Some fans are looking to file suit against the Daytona International Speedway, reported WFTV-9 in Orlando, Florida.

“No fan assumes the risk of a car flying in the stands and suffering a significant injury,” attorney Matt Morgan told the channel.

Morgan was hired by three fans to take up their case despite that a NASCAR representative has reportedly been visiting those who were injured in the hospital over the past several days.

“What we have to investigate—what was done and was there a safer fence that wasn’t put in place because of monetary considerations?” asked Morgan.

Morgan also told the Daytona Beach News Journal that of the three injured fans, one of them had a broken leg and another suffered a head injury. None of the injuries are life-threatening.

But Brett Scharback, the vice-president of International Speedway Corp., told the publication that “we have not received any representation letters.

“We will not comment on any litigation, pending or threatened,” he said.

Some of the other crash victims told WFTV they are not going to fault the organizers of the NASCAR race

Eddie Huckaby was hospitalized with a leg injury and received visits from several car drivers, according to WFTB.

“How can you get a lawyer when you don’t know what they’re going to take care of? Got to see what, how they’re going to treat you first,” Terry Huckaby, the brother of Eddie, told the station. 

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