Crash at the 2016 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at Long Beach GP


The Pro/Celebrity race in Long Beach, California was nearly marred by tragedy as a combination of inexperienced drivers and bad track officiating could have cost a track worker serious injury or even death.

As you can see in the video, Awkward star Brett Davern goes wide and crashes into a tire barrier before rolling back onto the track.  The accident was fairly minor but because it was obscured by a corner, Toyota senior vice president Bob Carter accidently rams into Davern's car.  Carter stops his car shortly ahead of the original accident and a wrecker comes to his assistance.

Unfortunately, race officials only used a yellow flag so the workers are trying to remove Carter's car while other Scion FR-S are still driving by. This proves to be a disastrous call as Sean Patrick Flanery slams into the back of Carter's car and a worker is sent flying into the air.  The worker was shaken but relatively okay, but the situation could have been a lot worse if the worker would have been pinned between the wrecker and the Toyota.

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Duration 05:49
Posted Apr 23, 2016
Series Road racing
Event Long Beach Pro/Celebrity race
Sub-event Saturday race
Location Streets of Long Beach
Drivers Sean Patrick Flannery
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