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Un aparatoso accidente en la popular carrera NASCAR de Daytona Beach, Florida, ha dejado al menos 30 fanáticos heridos este sábado después que varios autos chocaran en la recta final.

Al inicio de la redacción de esta información, se había informado de 11 heridos, pero la cifra va en aumento a medida que se conocen más detalles del accidente.

Fue tal el impacto de los coches en la mundialmente famosa pista de Daytona International Speedway que llantas y hierros retorcidos terminaron en las bancas primeras donde estaban los fanáticos presenciando la final de la serie NASCAR.

Neumáticos y trozos de los coches volaron por el aire y rompieron las vallas de contención, que separaban la pista de carrera de las tribunas de los espectadores. Quienes se encontraban en los primeros asientos no pudieron evitar los pedazos que volaban por doquier.

De acuerdo con la agencia AP, el auto del corredor Kyle Larson impactó de tal forma la pared que voló y se estrelló contra la valla en un accidente múltiple que incluyó a Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Parker Kligerman , Justin Allgaier y Brian Scott durante la última vuelta de la carrera NASCAR Serie Nationwide en el Daytona International Speedway.

Como si se tratara de una película de acción, la colisión sucedió justo en el momento que los competidores casi llegaban a la meta. Larson perdió el control y salió disparado hacia la reja y piezas grandes de su coche cayeron en las gradas, el motor que ardía quedó atorado en un hoyo de la reja de contensión.

Los fanáticos heridos fueron transportados a los hospitales más cercanos del área, donde son atendidos.

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  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kilgerman, Jeffery Earnhardt , Brian Scott

    CORRECTS DRIVER OF NO. 31 TO JUSTIN ALLGAIER, INSTEAD OF JEFFERY EARNHARDT - Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne into the catch fence in a multi-car crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kilgerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson, Regan Smith

    Kyle Larson, left, slides to a stop near Regan Smith (7) after a wreck at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Kyle Larson, Parker Klingerman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Justin Allgaier

    Kyle Larson (32) goes into the catch fence as he collides with Justin Allgaier (31), Brian Scott (2), Parker Klingerman (77) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kilgerman, Justin Allgaier , Brian Scott

    Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne into the catch fence in a multi-car crash including Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kilgerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson, Parker Klingerman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman

    Kyle Larson (32) goes into the catch fence during a crash involving, among others, Justin Allgaier (31), Brian Scott (2), Parker Klingerman (77) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Getting past is Alex Bowman (99). (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

  • Injured Spectators

    An injured spectators are treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    An injured spectator is treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Spectators injured

    Injured spectators are treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Spectators injured

    Injured spectators are treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    Injured spectators are treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    An injured spectator is treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands.(AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    An injured spectator is treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    An injured spectator is treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Emergency officials put out a fire from driver Kyle Larson's engine after his car hit the wall and safety fence along the front grandstands on the final lap of a NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Larson, Parker Kilgerman, Justin Allgaier , Brian Scott

    Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash, including Parker Kilgerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson's car collided with the catch fencing. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Injured Spectators

    Injured spectators are treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    An injured spectator is treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands.(AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson

    A tire rests in the stands after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands injuring spectators. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • An injured spectator is transported by emergency personnel after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. Larson's engine lays on the right, inside the fence.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • An emergency official ushers fans away from driver Kyle Larson's engine as it burns behind the wall and safety fence that he hit along the front grandstands on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Larson

    Driver Kyle Larson gets out of his car, which is missing the engine, after hitting the wall and safety fence along the front grandstands on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Larson

    A tire from a car lies in the seats after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kyle Larson's car hit the catch fence during the wreck. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson

    Kyle Larson's car (32) gets airborne during a multi-car wreck on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tony Stewart, in the red car at front, won the race. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson

    Kyle Larson's car (32) gets airborne during a multi-car wreck on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tony Stewart, in the red car at front, won the race. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson

    Kyle Larson's car (32) gets airborne during a multi-car wreck on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands injuring spectators. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson, Elliott Sadler

    Kyle Larson (32) and Elliott Sadler (11) slide off the track after Larson hit the wall and safety fence along the front grandstands on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Larson

    Kyle Larson's car (32) gets airborne during a multi-car wreck on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson

    Officials look at the engine and tire of driver Kyle Larson's car after he was involved in a multi-car crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands injuring spectators. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Injured Spectators

    Injured spectators are treated after a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Driver Kyle Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands. (AP Photo/David Graham)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kligerman, Justin Alllgaier, Brian Scott, Alex Bowman

    CORRECTS SPELLING TO KLIGERMAN, INSTEAD OF KILGERMAN - Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne and into the catch fence in a multi-car crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kilgerman, Jeffery Earnhardt , Brian Scott

    CORRECTS SPELLING TO KLIGERMAN, INSTEAD OF KILGERMAN - Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne into the catch fence in a multi-car crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kligerman, Justin Allgaier , Brian Scott

    Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne before catching the fencing, in a wreck including Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Moore)

  • Kyle Larson, Parker Kligerman, Justin Allgaier , Brian Scott

    CORRECTS SPELLING TO KLIGERMAN, INSTEAD OF KILGERMAN - Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash, including Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson's car collided with the catch fencing. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kligerman, Justin Alllgaier, Brian Scott, Alex Bowman

    Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne and into the catch fence in a multi-car crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Track workers repair the safety fence along on the front grandstands, where Kyle Larson's car hit it on the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kligerman, Justin Allgaier , Brian Scott

    CORRECTS SPELLING TO KLIGERMAN, INSTEAD OF KILGERMAN - Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne into the catch fence in a multi-car crash including Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson

    Kyle Larson climbs out of his car after being involved in a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Kyle Larson, Regan Smith

    Kyle Larson's car is on fire as he slides down the track with Regan Smith after being involved in a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kligerman, Justin Allgaier , Brian Scott

    Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne into the catch fence in a multi-car crash including Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Parker Kligerman (77), Justin Allgaier (31) and Brian Scott (2) during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

  • Kyle Larson, Regan Smith

    Kyle Larson's car is on fire as he slides down the track with Regan Smith after being involved in a crash at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson's car hit the safety fence sending car parts and other debris flying into the stands injuring spectators. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

DE AP

El vocero del condado de Volusia, Dave Byron, confirmó que seis personas lesionadas de gravedad fueron llevadas en ambulancia al Centro Médico Salud Halifax en Daytona Beach.


"Esos seis tienen la condición de pacientes con traumatismo", dijo Byron y agregó que una persona, no grave, fue trasladada al centro Halifax en Port Orange.


Los responsables de NASCAR y del Circuito Internacional de Daytona no tuvieron de inmediato una información detallada sobre los heridos que dejó el accidente en la carrera realizada un día antes del comienzo de la temporada con la tradicional Daytona 500.


Cuando los vehículos comenzaron a chocar en torno a Regan Smith y Brad Keselowski, el bólido Tony Stewart parecía perfilarse a la victoria, pero Larson impactó con Keselowski y su unidad salió volando hacia la reja. Cuando el carro de Larson se detuvo, ya no tenía toda la parte delantera.

Larson, que tiene 20 años y que debutó esta semana en Daytona, parecía anonadado con las manos en la cintura a algunos metros (varios pies) de su vehículo, hasta que por fin fue llevado para que lo examinaran los médicos.


Más tarde, dijo que antes que nada pensó en los aficionados.


"Espero que todos los aficionados estén bien y que todos los pilotos estén bien", expresó Larson. "Recibí un par de fuertes golpes y vi que mi motor había desaparecido. Solamente espero que todos estén bien".