Saturday, June 30, 2012

Horrific X Games RallyCross Accident

Keep in mind, if you don't like to see human beings turned into crash test dummies, don't watch the videos!

With the ongoing action sporting event, X Games Los Angeles 2012, which ends tomorrow, one event that truly reminded everyone that RallyCross is a dangerous auto sport was when yesterday, Finnish driver Toomas Heikkinen jumped a 50 foot gap and fell short of the landing, causing his vehicle to crash head on into the steel ramp.

Heikkinen is a X Games rookie and having this happen to him will leave a strong impact on him, as his RallyCross inspired Ford Fiesta landed upside down at the bottom of the gap, causing his vehicle to catch on fire as he escaped from the Fiesta.

Although, good news is that Heikkinen only suffered minor abdominal pain and a broken ankle, which could have been worse if it wasn't for the safety features in his vehicle. As for now, it's his decision if he still wants to compete in the RallyCross portion tomorrow, glad that he is okay.

Longer version with aftermath

And take note of the cheesy sound effect when Heikkinen collides with the ramp.


  1. Wow thats a brutal crash, glad he didnt suffer any major injuries.

  2. Looks crazy but yeah agreeing with Matt, glad no one died.

  3. haha oh man that was pretty awesome. and did u hear that one guy "maybe snapping pictures right now is not a good idea" pretty sure i heard that. it look like hes fine, i'd do it if they gave me the car.

  4. wow that jump is more of a step-up than anything.. bad planning