TRINIDAD – Wallerfield crash leaves four injured
PORT OF SPAIN – Racing fans were left horrified on Sunday after a car flew off track and ploughed into spectators, seriously injuring four people at Wallerfield.
Among the injured was a woman, who was pinned underneath a vehicle that had been competing at the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships at the Frankie Boodram Racing Facility.
The mid-afternoon crash was captured by spectators who had been filming the racing events, and spread widely on social media on Sunday evening.
The videos show a vehicle crashing into a tire-barrier, and coming to a stop a few metres away from the crowd who had gathered beneath tents.
Within seconds another vehicle lost control and after swiping the first car, went airborne and plummeted into the onlookers under the tent.
The footage show members of the crowd running to the crash scene, with one video showing several people attempting to lift the crash vehicle.
Another video shows the injured lying on the ground, being attended to by paramedics and assisted by spectators and a boy crying.
Reports are that the injured were taken to the Arima District Hospital, and the woman who was pinned underneath the vehicle transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for further treatment.