At least 17 people were injured over the weekend when a driver at Poland's Gran Turismo Polonia event lost control of his Koenigsegg and crashed into the crowd. Video of the accident (scroll down to view, though be warned some scenes are graphic) shows the driver piloting his supercar down a straight stretch of closed-off road in front of spectators at high speed when it veers off to the right, hits a curb and plows into a group of spectators that included children before spinning around 180 degrees.

Reports on the number of injured range from 17 to 19 people, while four were reportedly seriously injured. As of the time of this writing, event organizers have confirmed that all but five people have been released from the hospital, and those who remain are now in stable condition. Amazingly, no deaths resulted from the accident. The driver, a Norwegian motorist, has been questioned by Polish authorities and was reportedly sober at the time of the accident, and organizers claim on the event's official website that, "He has previous experience with sports cars."

Gran Turismo Polonia is a three-day track-driving event at Tor Poznan race track in Poznan, Poland that attracted hundreds of supercars to the area. While the cause of the crash is still being investigated, video of the accident shows that prior to the car accelerating on the straight road, the driver had trouble turning the corner onto the road and spun the car out.









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      prideventures
      • 1 Year Ago
      Money does not make a person a driver. Too often those who can afford these cars really can't drive. I am making a judgement so don't kill me for it, I may be wrong.
        Edsel
        • 1 Year Ago
        @prideventures
        Money is easier to acquire than skill.
      BK
      • 1 Year Ago
      What kind of event has amateurs in high powered cars racing down a street with spectators watching from behind the "safety" of a rope? Where are crash barriers? The driver may be an idiot but the event organizers set this up terribly.
      Dennis Imondi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even "The STIG" on the BBC show Top Gear had trouble controlling the Koenigegg he was given to test drive. The STIG is a team race driver, with tons of experience, and yet this beast almost bested him. Maybe the world of racing is not ready for this car?
        Soccer Mom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dennis Imondi
        First, the Stig is not a team race driver, but a tame racing driver. There is a bit of difference between the two. Second, the Stig had no issues controlling it. He had problems cornering in it at very-very high speeds, as without a wing, it had no grip. Once a Stig-inspired wing was installed, the car behaved very nicely. And the guy in the video didn't corner. He simply didn't know how to handle the power.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      more money than brains, talent and skill. Hope everyone is alright
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bloody fool couldn't handle the power.
      Me
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is a tragedy and has nothing to do with it being in Poland. People can blame the crowd, the driver, the weather, the roadway, the mechanics, but the bottom line is it is a tragedy and we should send prayers to all of those people.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      What previous experience did this guy have, a playstation? Cause he's owned a few?
      marcis71kb
      • 1 Year Ago
      It just goes to show that driving ability is very important when you're behind the wheel of one of these beasts. A large bank account does not automatically equate to driving skill!
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here's a working link of the crash video (the videos embedded above didn't work for me): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16NUqmqhLEk This is really sad to watch, though.
      xersn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very unfortunate... the only Pole that the driver's side should have hit was the one with the street light on it..
      marcis71kb
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those people should not have been allowed right next to the circuit like that; from the video, it looks like the spectator area should have been on top of the banks/hills.
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