• Short Summary

    A bullet-shaped drag racing ??? off the track of an unsanctioned drag track on ????

  • Description


    MS Race car track "Covington, Ga." car coming down track
    0.11


    MCU People looking on, car down track spins off track plunging into crowd
    0.32


    MCU Car on back, burning on fire
    0.41


    MCU Injured driver of car
    0.51


    MS Body of person
    0.57


    MS Crowds of people
    1.07



    Initials LG/NR


    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A bullet-shaped drag racing ??? off the track of an unsanctioned drag track on ??? and smashed into some of the 5,000 fans than 150 ??? hour. Eleven people were killed and about 50 others injured ??? of the tragedy was shot with an 8mm motion picture camera ??? one of the spectators.

    The low-slung, orange glassfiber racer was still accelerating when its driver, Houston Platt of Atlanta, Georgia, a long-time drag racer, apparently lost control of the car as it crossed the finish line of the quarter-mile track. It swerved up a small earthen bank, barely missing a cluster of men standing near the finish line, and a parachute rigged to slow the car opened slightly.

    The chute knocked down one man and barely slowed the powerful car. It cut into hundreds of men, women and children clustered at the finish line, split in half, then cut down spectators like a scythe. The driver was able to walk away from the wreckage, unhurt.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93R4K4539AYEX4FTBZHDAKSXU
    Media URN:
    VLVA93R4K4539AYEX4FTBZHDAKSXU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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