Nascar crash injures at least 28

At least 28 Nascar fans were injured Saturday afternoon when parts of a stock car flew into the stands.

It happened at the end of the Nationwide Series Race at Daytona International Speedway.

A track worker told Yahoo Sports that one woman had a leg injury and others suffered burns.

A tire reportedly landed on one fan when the multiple car accident unfolded.

NASCAR president Mike Helton earlier told ESPN, which was broadcasting the race, some people were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center. He said the protective fence did its job in preventing potentially more injuries and possibly deaths.

Byron Cogdell, a spokesman for the hospital, told CNN that his facility was treating 12 patients. Two of those — one of them a child — are in critical but stable condition.

 

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