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Offline carmooch

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Just a heads up, this video is VERY GRAPHIC.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tRg9BQuWU0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tRg9BQuWU0</a>

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Offline TomE

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ICar hits crowd, injures 17, at car show in Poland
...WARSAW, Poland (AP) Authorities say a luxury sports car skidded into the crowd during a car show in Poland, injuring 17 people.

The Provincial Governor's Office in Poznan, western Poland, said in a statement Sunday that four people are in serious condition but their injuries are not life-threatening. Two children are among the injured.

The statement said the driver lost control on a straight stretch of road, broke through a barrier and hit the crowd. Prosecutors are investigating.

Polish agency PAP said the driver was Norwegian. The car was from Swedish specialty automaker Koenigsegg.

The accident took place during the ninth Gran Turismo Polonia show, in which drivers show off their rare sports cars.
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Offline M308

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It always scares me.....the combination of a huge hp car, inexperienced driver & manual gearbox.....the shift into 2nd can induce wild wheel spin & the result is in the above video :scared: :(

He tried to back off but he should of kept his boot into it.....

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WTF happened there?

I think he turned off traction control, changed to second and spun up the wheels.
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Offline anotherforumuser

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This video says someone posted on Jalopnik that 19 were injured, 4 of them critical. It also shows the accident filmed from the other side of the road.  I agree that someone turned the traction control off. Very typical of a high horse power car with an inexperienced driver and a limited slip diff.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP0py_sgBeQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP0py_sgBeQ</a>

Offline carmooch

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The official word from Gran Turismo Polonia is that there were 17 confirmed injuries, four serious. All but five have left hospital but they are in a stable condition.


Offline AshSimmonds

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I was all for the "just a fast take off but 2nd gear power made him lose it" thing until I saw this perspective...

In the first vid it appears he just takes off normally and then when hitting 2nd the power just over-rides the capabilities - but have a look from 1:07 onwards and it tells a completely opposite story:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhm2KZ9Q-bw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhm2KZ9Q-bw</a>

He was "out of control" as in not having much traction right from the start, and the accident was more likely caused when he grabbed 2nd gear and the momentary LOSS of power caused him to actually catch grip which launched him into the audience - all whilst somehow managing to avoid that pole...

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