Goodwood Speed Festival Accidents Happen Frequently, with Vehicles Losing Control and Crashing into Walls Some Vehicles Even Had Their Wheels Fly Off

Accidents are frequent at Goodwood Speed Festival, with vehicles losing control, crashing into walls, and even having wheels fly off

【Phoneauto News】The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is a major event where new and old models from various car manufacturers gather together, and this year is no exception. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off on July 13th at Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England, and will continue until July 16th. However, during this year’s event, two accidents occurred consecutively, but fortunately, no serious consequences were caused.

Hyundai RN22e Concept Car Lost Control and Crashed

One of the accidents involved a Hyundai RN22e concept car, which made its first appearance last year as a rolling test platform for Hyundai’s high-performance electric vehicle development. This is one of the many vehicles that Hyundai brought to the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, during the hill climb, the car missed the turn and crashed directly into a hay bale used for separation at the roadside.

Fortunately, the video footage at the time of the incident showed that the two people in the car were not seriously injured. The driver left the vehicle shortly after the crash, and it didn’t seem to be a big problem. The second person wearing a helmet and a Hyundai racing suit appeared later. So far, the extent of the vehicle’s damage is unknown, but various debris on the ground indicates that the vehicle suffered more damage than the occupants.

Jaguar Mk1 Tire Flies Off

The other accident sounds even more absurd. A classic Jaguar Mk1 model had its left rear tire suddenly fly off while exiting a turn, and it flew straight towards the crowd of spectators on the roadside. There are reports that two spectators were struck by the tire. According to eyewitnesses, one elderly male spectator was taken away by an ambulance after being hit by the tire. The organizers of the event stated that they are currently unable to confirm the number of affected people or the extent of injuries. The race activities were suspended for about 40 minutes during the incident and then resumed.

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