Car Crash: Eight Cars Involved in Crash at Nürburgring

Car Crash Eight Cars Involved in Crash at Nürburgring

Yesterday around 14:00 in the afternoon, a serious traffic accident happened on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring with a total of eight vehicles involved including the famous BMW M3 Ring Taxi. The accident took place in two phases with drivers from several European countries involved.

The accident was probably caused by speeding. In the section called “Bergwerk” a construction company set up by a construction zone. While most of the drivers realized this, a fourth driver from England was trying to brake, but could not prevent a side collision with a car driving ahead. The car then hurled into the grass. After 50 meters it came back on the road where it hit two other cars.

The accident situation was recognized by three other drivers and they were able to slow down their cars. Another car, a BMW M3 ring taxi, did not pay attention and crashed against two of the decelerating cars. The ring taxi eventually stopped against the guard rail. Except for one single vehicle, all cars were severely damaged and no longer roadworthy. The estimated damage is more than € 100,000.

The crash followed a second crash earlier in the weekend where someone who wanted to help at an accident was hit by another car. Apparently the safety regulation table is doing nothing and on the TV wall where normally the safety video is shown there are now commercials.

Update: Five new pictures of the crash
Check out the new gallery!


[Via Polizei RheinlandPfalz and Mike Frison]

Published: October 3, 2011 12:24 am

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  • http://twitter.com/nurburgexplorer Adam Langeveld

    I agree with Renn days. The Nurburgring is a fantastic experience but it’s reputation is soiled by drivers taking things too far on tourist days. Enter a race if you feel like pushing it to the maximum.

  • Luke

    Today again at least 3 bigger crashes. The track was shut again and again. Some people just overestimate their skills and do not behave on the track like they should and some unfortunately end up dead.

  • http://twitter.com/renndays renndays.com

    Yep, there was some really bad driving there…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEygx_dzOoI

  • Jimbobjonesfakename

    there were warning triangles leading up to the roadworks sign aswell, people were driving like twats this weekend never seen it so bad!! the way we saw some guys behaving on track, its amazing there wasnt more crashes or a fatality!

  • http://twitter.com/renndays renndays.com

    A video showing how the roadwork section was indicated (from 5:05): way too late for such a fast sector.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee0QPWUwmgA

  • http://twitter.com/kris_vd Kristiyan

    Screw you!
    Reply:
    What are you 12?

  • Nugget

    dont screw the nürburgring, screw the NAG! the new owners richter&lindner are ruining everything the ring stands for. so -> follow and sign “save the ring”!

  • Anonymous

    screw the Nürburgring, over rated track