A driver lost control of their car during a drag racing event in Texas, slamming into a crowd of spectators and killing two children aged six and eight, authorities have said
Two children were killed and eight other spectators were taken to hospital when the car veered off the track at an airport runway in Texas.
A driver lost control of their car during a drag racing event in Texas, slamming into a crowd of spectators and killing two children aged six and eight, authorities have said.The two boys who were killed have not been identified. Alongside them, eight other spectators were injured and taken to hospital, including a 46-year-old woman who is in a critical condition.
The majority of the other injured people are not believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries, although the condition of a 26-year-old man remains unknown.Two younger children, one aged four and one three months old, were taken to hospital for precautionary evaluations after the crash.
The incident took place at an event called"Airport Race Wars 2" which was being held on a runway at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, about 60 miles (97km) northwest of San Antonio.AdvertisementThe event was promoted as an"action packed, family-friendly day" where spectators could watch the"fastest drag cars compete for over $8000 (£5,800) in total prizes." headtopics.com
Kerrville police said that one of the drivers"lost control and left the runway, crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators who were observing the races". Read more: Sky News »
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