WATCH: Death-Defying Car Crash at Macau Grand Prix

By Tristin Zhang, November 19, 2018

0 0

Videos capturing the moment when a Formula 3 car lost control and flew through the air before crashing into a fence at the Macau Grand Prix, which took place from November 15 to 18 at Macau’s Guia Circuit, have been circulating online today. 

According the BBC, the accident occurred when 17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch, reportedly the sole female contestant participating in the race, lost control of her car after hitting the back of Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi on the fast track.

The car then flew into an area occupied by photographers and race officials. Five people were hurt in the scary accident, including Florsch herself, who was traveling at 171.6 miles per hour at the time of the crash. Sho, two photographers and a track marshal were also injured.

Watch the terrifying moment below (VPN off): 

According to the report, no one was fatally wounded. Florsch, a German racer, posted on Twitter informing her fans that she is doing well and will undergo surgery on Monday. Florsch suffered a spinal fracture in the incident, according to a Twitter post from her team, Van Amersfoort Racing. 

In 2012, two fatal accidents occurred at the Macau Grand Prix, taking the lives of one contestant from Portugal and another from Hong Kong. Last year, 31-year-old British motorcycle racer Daniel Hergaty was also killed during the Macau Grand Prix. 

[Cover image via qq.com

more news

10 Horrifying Chinese Maritime Accidents of the 21st Century

We take a look back at some of the notable maritime disasters that have occurred within the Middle Kingdom’s borders during the 21st Century.

21 Arrested for 'Falsified Concrete Test Reports' on HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Lab techs may have substituted concrete samples set for testing with 'high strength materials' in a supposed case of misconduct dating back to 2015.

Report into Recent Deaths on HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Complete

The fatalities occurred on March 29, when a collapsed viaduct on Lantau Island pulled the two men into the ocean.

HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to Open Next Week

Once up and running, the bridge-tunnel system will cut road travel times from Zhuhai to Hong Kong to only half an hour.

HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Opens Oct. 24 After Years of Toil and Tragedy

After nine long years, the bridge is scheduled to open to traffic at 9am on October 24.

Shenzhen Wants to Get in on the HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Action

News has begun to circulate that Shenzhen officials are planning to build a branch road that would connect with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

President Xi Jinping Attends Opening of HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The opening ceremony saw the participation of leading officials from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macau.

Buy Tickets Now for Sam Smith in Macau

The British vocalist is performing two concerts in Asia's casino city.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsShenzhen for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shenzhen With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.