Sunday, July 7, 2013

Camera Guy at German Grand Prix Drilled by Tire

Oh, this isn't good. And since we spent a large part of our career lugging around a camera, it makes us wince to see this.

Check out this video of driver Mark Webber's pit stop during Sunday mornings German Grand Prix. Everything looks routine and Webber speeds away. Only problem--one of his tires was loose and it went flying down pit road.

The rogue tire bounces and then drills a camera guy working the race. The guy never saw it coming. According to several reports, he's okay, just shaken up.

1140 UPDATE:

The statement from Formula One:

"Paul Allen was hit on the lefthand side. Remaining conscious, he was treated at the circuit medical centre and then transported by helicopter to Koblenz Hospital," the governing FIA said in a statement, adding that the cameraman was from F1's commercial arm.
"The Briton was kept there, under observation."

BBC Radio reported that Allen had chest pains and a concussion...

And the version that aired on NBC

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