May 5, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Unsanctioned Street Luge Racing – An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Fatalities at sporting events are difficult to imagine. It seems we are past the point of gladiatorial combat where the spectacle of death was part of the show. But not every sport has heard about safety. For some interesting reading, see the following articles about a fatality during a practice run for a street luge race and an actual accident at a Formula 1 race.

Street Luge Article:

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/596177.html

Formula 1 Accident Article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/04/28/umkova228.xml

The difference? Engineered Safeguards!

Your body is no match for a tree at 60 miles per hour.

But your body can survive a 150 miles an hour crash into a wall if it is properly protected.

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