A crash at the Indy 500 sent a tire careening past the fan-packed grandstand

A multi-car crash at the Indy 500 sent a tire flying over the fence and into the spectator area, with no reported injuries.

Zoom in: Felix Rosenqvist and Kyle Kirkwood collided, resulting in one of Kirkwood’s tires breaking free and flying into the air.
* The tire landed on a parked car, narrowly missing seats filled with spectators.

Past incidents: Auto racing has seen its share of accidents involving debris injuring or, on rare occasions, killing spectators.
* In the 1987 Indy 500, a fan was killed when a tire flew into the stands during a crash.

Safety measures: The track’s catch fence was raised following the 1987 incident, and the U.S. Auto Club made numerous safety changes in the early 1970s.

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