Following one of the biggest and most dangerous crashes in NASCAR history, one man filed a lawsuit against both NASCAR and Daytona Intn’l. Speedway claiming that both were negligent after Austin Dillon’s car flew through the protective barrier that separates the track from the stands.
In the original complaint, William Fulton claims that he was in the 6th row of the stands when the incident occurred and that he sustained multiple injuries to both his head and back while shielding his wife from flying debris.
Additionally, he does not list the damages he’s seeking as a result of the crash, but ESPN does note that NASCAR requires all tracks to assume full liability for any injuries to fans and hold a $50 million liability policy for every event held.
Luckily, Dillon was not hurt even though the crash left his car mangled and destroyed. According to reports, several other persons were treated for injuries with only one being hospitalized – but the reports do not name the hospitalized party.
In a newly filed legal document, Fulton dropped the lawsuit against NASCAR and Daytona after reaching an out-of-court settlement in the matter. Details on the settlement have not been made public and are likely to remain confidential.
Watch this terrifying crash in the video below and let us know what you think!