Race car driver Shigeru Terajima in April was involved in a severe accident at the Suzuka racing circuit.
And the racetrack video, which is just now starting to go viral, shows that the the accident was really pretty awful:
What the backstory here? Jalopnik offers some details:
Ferrari 458s were racing at Suzuka when one of them was involved in a simply insane accident. The driver and a corner worker were injured, but should be ok. That’s unreal, because this is one of the worst accidents I’ve ever seen.
…Terajima was driving his yellow 458 when something went very wrong on the front straight. The car spears right after pit out, hitting the safety barrier. The car basically disintegrated.
Luckily, no one was killed:
Amazingly, Terajima and the nearby corner worker survived the crash. Terajima is in serious condition at the hospital, but it sounds like he’ll pull through. The corner worker is also in the hospital, but he seems to be in better shape than Terajima. Unbelievable.
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