A close brush with death.
Racing is dangerous. Today, it’s not a matter of when will you die like in the earlier part of the 20th century, but it is still a sport that has claimed the lives of a number of talented drivers. And that’s exactly what Jeremy Foley and his co-driver found out at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.
Pikes Peak is a dangerous, 12.42-mile ascent up a 14,110-foot summit on both paved and dirt roads that don’t always offer the greatest safety measures to prevent a car from sliding down a cliff. In the 90th running of the event this year, Jeremy Foley and his co-driver were racing up the treacherous course and lost control in a turn and slid off the track, going end-over-end down the side of the mountain while pieces of the car seemed to just fly off like ripped paper.
Thankfully, the roll cage that seemed to have been built by Zeus himself withstood most of the impacts and did its job protecting the occupants from life-threatening injuries. Reports say that both driver and co-driver amazingly escaped without breaking any bones but the co-driver did suffer an apparent shoulder injury.
[Source: supremebeholder YouTube Channel]