At least 10 fans were injured when a cable from a Fox TV camera snapped during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night, and video has now surfaced from the incident. A fan captured the video from his seats where he was seated with his girlfriend, and the cable literally fell on them.
The video shows the cable snapping around the 30 second mark, and the injuries occur around the 1:09 mark as the cars struck the cable on their way around the track. The caution flag came out shortly after the cars struck the cable. The cause of the incident is still being determined and Fox Sports said Monday that an investigation is still underway.
“At this time, we still do not have a cause for what happened, but a full investigation is underway, and use of the camera is suspended indefinitely,” the Fox statement said.
Nascar officials released a statement regarding the incident:
“Ten fans were injured when a nylon rope fell over the grandstands in Turn 4 on Lap 121 of tonight’s race,” the statement said. “Seven fans were treated for minor cuts and scrapes at on-site care centers and released. Three people were transported to an area hospital for further evaluation. The rope was a guide for the network television CamCat overhead camera system.”