"... given a five percent chance to live. Twice he was given last rites."
December 29, 2012 5:04 PM Subscribe
posted by TrolleyOffTheTracks (18 comments total)
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died Thursday night, Dec. 27., at a residence in Trotwood, OH. The cause of death, as of now, is unknown. On May 30, 1973, he survived a crash that no one thought could be survived. His life was changed forever
. (YT: warning: carnage, no fatalities)
The 1973 Indianapolis 500
was considered to be one of the worst
. What could go wrong did go wrong. Three men died. Art Pollard
died during the time trials. Swede Savage
crashed on lap 58. He died 33 days later. Armando Moreno Teran
, a pit crew member, was hit and killed by a fire truck.
David "Salt" Walther
, suffered burns over half his body, broken ribs, broken knees, broken elbows, and broken hands. Some of the fingers of his left hand were burned almost completely off. When his car came to rest, upside down, on fire, and with both his feet protruding from the front of the car, no one thought he would live. He lived, but at a costly price