Crewman gets run over at 12 hours of Sebring

12 hours of Sebring is an endurance race that’s held at Sebring International Raceway in — you guessed it — Florida. But that’s not important. What is important is that a member of one of the cars’ pit crew just got run over.

Well, maybe run over isn’t the right term. He gets hit by a car and flips up into the air.

The offending team was assessed a drive-through penalty. I had no idea what that meant, so I decided to look it up and, according to Wikipedia (the most trusted source for pretending to know things) “The drive-through penalty requires the driver to enter the pitlane, drive through it while obeying its speed limit, and exit without stopping. Drive-through penalties are normally imposed for minor offences.”

So yeah, hitting someone with a car with enough force that they leave their feet and flip over your vehicle is only a minor offence. Awesome.

Also, the pitlane was where the incident occurred in the first place. You’re just giving this guy another chance to mow down the competition’s pit crew!


[h/t Jalopnik]