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Hammer UTV Racer Comes to a Very Abrupt Stop [NSFW]

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Just because you can go faster than other participants at some point in a race, doesn't necessarily mean that you should (at least not always) because you might be in for a very nasty surprise as Matt Messer and his co-driver found out during the 2012 King Of The Hammers UTV race last week.

Here's what the man behind the camera wrote about the accident on YouTube:

"Trail Gear driver Matt Messer can't see in the dust and dives over a 10 foot cliff at 30 MPH and stops instantly. He is OK but co-driver severely damaged and may have broken both ankles. The car sustained mostly superficial damage other than a broken weld on the driver side lower front A-arm. The spare was held on with a tire strap and the impact ripped the stitching out of the material, allowing the tire to go free. Matt Messer said the Hans devices saved their lives."

You can watch the video after the break.


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4 Comments:

Hugh Jorgan said... »February 14, 2012

Going fast is not dangerous, stoping fast is.
Glad so seious injuries.

Hugh Jorgan said... »February 14, 2012

Sorry my fingers left my hands.
Glad no serious injuries is what I thought I was typing.
And yes I know how to spell stopping.

3Deuce27 said... »February 15, 2012

A "Cliff" implies shear verticallity.  This was just a shallow dip in the terrain.  It appears that they hit a large rock/boulder while in an unweighted dynamic condition. 

 So much for this tactical move, hope he wasn't already patting himself on the back for his smart move.

Steve said... »February 15, 2012

it's not good to cut in line.

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