Le Mans » Allan Simonsen dies following Le Mans accident

Aston Martin Racing driver Allan Simonsen dies following an accident in the early stages of the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours

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Sasha Alexandrovich

June 24, 2013 7:46 AM

It is very well possible that he was talking. It would not be the first time something like this (sudden unexpected virtually unexplainable collapse) happened. I've been closely involved with some crashes and the worst actually is unvisble internal bleeding or organ damage. Better explained in this article by racing medics:


"Race Car Deaths: The Medical Causes of Racing Deaths with Examples and Resulting Race Car Improvements.
Posted on June 23, 2013 by Dr. James Norman
The death of Allan Simonsen at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the death of Jason Leffler one week prior prompted a review of the six different medical causes of race car driver deaths, and what is being done to make racing safer."

Read it and you'll understand it better. And also why they went to such extent to repair barriers.

Buck Bundy

June 24, 2013 9:33 AM

Sharp999s - I guess that blogs explains it all, but I can't read it at work!

Eurosport commentators said they had heard he was conscious and talking to medics at the scene. No idea who their source was, so might be complete rubbish?

Mind you, they also said he'd been transferred to hospital, yet the official report said he was dead in the circuit medical centre.

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