Miraculously, the two drivers inside that car – Jeremy Foley and Yuri Kouznetsov – survived the above rollover accident at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, held on Sunday, August 12.
The video went viral with over two million views. Foley said on this Facebook page that he and Kouznetsov were “a little beaten up but nothing major.”
Foley was not the only driver to crash at this year’s event. Paul Dallenbach, seen here nearly crashing into spectators, lost control of his car just 30 seconds into the race.
“My throttle got stuck wide open,” Dallenbach said. “At that moment, you’re thinking, ‘How am I going to get out of this? What should I do?’” Dallenbach said he tried his brakes, but they were locked. He survived the car crash with minor injuries.
Another driver had to bow out early. Monster Tajima, a six-time winner, lost his chance at a seventh victory when an electrical fire shut down his electric car. Race officials moved the finish line forward due to weather-related safety concerns.
There have been three deaths in the race’s history. In 2001, Chandler Bruning died during a qualifying run. His car slid down an embankment and crashed into a tree trunk; the trunk went through Bruning’s driver side window. In 1921, Wallace A. Coleman died during a practice run, and Bill Gross Jr. died from accident-related injuries in 1982.
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