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Watch as the Nurburgring descends into a chaotic 14-car pileup

1y ago


This is a first-person viewpoint of the chaos that quickly ensued during a 14-car pileup at the Nurburgring a few weeks ago. The action begins at around 30 seconds in, when the helmet-cam driver spots an accident ahead before stopping and leaving his car to leap over the barrier to relative safety.

The driver then runs down the track to attempt to warn oncoming cars to little or no avail. Early on in the action, you can see what appears to be a dark red BMW 3-series saloon successfully pulling over before being ploughed into by an incoming Audi TT amongst a continuous stream of cars who have no idea of the chaos they are about to unwittingly become a part of.

The pile-up looks like the 14-car freak accident reported by Bridge To Gantry in early November 2017 with a number of the cars involved matching up.

According to BTG, two of the people involved in the accident were hospitalised.

This is a video of the aftermath of the chaos where you can clearly see a number of cars involved including what appears to be a Porsche 911 GT3RS along with a host of track-ready BMW’s all looking somewhat worse for wear.

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Comments (56)
  • I think ESC if switched ON on some of these cars, would come into play to keep the car somewhat straight. I remember reading an article in R&T on how to keeping it ON would keep the car on the tarmac instead of the barriers/wall/sand pits and it is cheap available insurance for beginners and novice drivers until the skills are honed...

    6 months ago
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  • How is stopping before an accident site a good idea? If I had time to stop I wouldn't. I'd drive slowly past it then continue on my way. Cars being stopped on the track is what makes an accident site dangerous. The more cars that stop, the more danger. As for the instinct to "help." I'm not in a position to help. I'm just a pillock on a track day. Move along.

    10 months ago
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