6 injured after drag race car plows into spectators
At least six people were injured when a car slid sideways into a crowd watching a drag race in Yunlin County today, December 4.
Video footage of the incident shows the wheels of a white Mercedes Benz spinning and smoking at the start of a race, and the driver apparently losing control before sliding into the crowd sideways and in reverse.
The accident happened at around 4:20 pm.
According to reports, six people were injured. Among the injured, some were hit by the car, and others, including a pregnant woman, fell when they were pushed by the panicking crowd.
None of the injuries are reported to be life-threatening, with all injured remaining conscious, and the most seriously injured suffering a fractured arm. Yunlin County Fire Department took the injured to hospital in three ambulances.
The races were organized by the Douliu City Office, and the Yunlin Tourism Association, and held in Douliu City on a public road that has been closed for the two-day drag racing and performance car event.
Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
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