We’ve seen massive pileups of super cars that could make the most unenthusiastic gearhead weep. We’ve seen pileups on the straightaway at Texas Motor Speedway that could make us question the existence of a just and loving God. Nothing, however, will prepare you for the sheer carnage that you’re about to witness.
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed on Sunday after his car collided with others during the IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His death was pronounced approximately two hours after he was airlifted to University Medical Center.
Forty-four people were killed when a Russian jet carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team for the Kontinental Hockey League’s first game of the season crashed on takeoff on Wednesday.
It’s just the latest accident this summer involving Russian airliners — two other accidents killed a total 54 people which has led to calls for stricter safety guidelines.