Monday, September 24, 2007

John Force Car Crash in NHRA Video

John Force the Drag Racing Champion Breaks Both Legs, Injures Arm In Texas Funny Car Crash

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John Force, one of the most celebrated NHRA drag racer who has 122 career victories to his name and has won the Funny Car Championship 14 times was seriously injured in a crash at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Fall Nationals in Ennis, Texas involving John’s Castrol GTX High-Mileage Ford Mustang, and Kenny Bernstein, bottom, and his Monster Energy/Lucas Oil Dodge Charger on Sunday, September 23, 2007.


John Force and Kenny Bernstein racing side by side at NHRAJohn Force and Kenny Bernstein racing side by side at NHRA





John and Kenny were racing side-by-side just before the accident but as he crossed the finish line against Kenny Bernstein. Bernstein's Funny Car drifted into Force's lane clipping the final timing cone, which subsequently punctured Force's tyre forcing him into Bernstein's car before making contact with the retaining wall. Luckily Bernstein did not suffer any injuries in the accident.


John Force suffered a compound fracture to his left ankle, a broken left wrist, and a severe abrasion to his right knee. Also, Force suffered slight fractures to a number of fingers on his right hand. John was immediately airlifted to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. John was conscious while being transferred to the hospital and his injuries are not considered to be life threatening. Daughter Ashley Force, also a Funny Car driver, pulled out of the semifinals. Force's wife, Laurie; Ashley; and son-in-law Robert Hight who also is a Funny Car driver were with him at the hospital.


Team spokesman Dave Densmore reported Force's injuries to the media. NHRA.com will provide more information on this breaking story as it becomes available.


John Force Crash Video




Stunning Video Of John Force Funny Car Crash In O'Reilly Auto Parts Fall Nationals in Ennis, Texas.

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