Video: RallyCross Driver Comes up a Little Short on his Jump

We told you before exactly how awesome RallyCross really is. It’s full of carnage, contact, and even bicycle ramps. Well, on the flip-side of that coin is extreme danger, especially where the jumping part is concerned. At the X-Games RallyCross running this year, there was a jump with a 50-foot gap and clearing that is typically not a problem.

Well, RallyCross rookie, Toomas Heikkinen, found out just what can happen if you take the jump a little too slowly. As Toomas exits his jump, you can tell something just isn’t quite right. Your feeling would be accurate too, as he slams headfirst into the landing ramp, absolutely destroying his car and landing upside down.

Toomas managed to get out of his flipped Ford Fiesta , as it spewed fluids and fortunately got out prior to it catching fire. Also fortunate is the fact that Toomas escaped with his life, though he does have a broken ankle and some abdominal pain, according to X-Games representatives, to deal with. This means that he will likely not compete in the remainder of the X-Games, but you never know about these RallyCross guys.

Our best wishes go out to Heikkinen for a speedy recovery and a successful return from his injury. Since he is doing well, we feel some good video of the crash is in order. There are two different angles of the crash, with the first being the best, and you can just imagine how much that wreck hurt.

The best video is above and the alternate angle is after the jump.


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7 comments:

He miscalculated the distance to gain and accelerated late.

What could be the reason why he didn’t gain speed?

He might do his jump safely if he caught faster speed.

Nice Stunt! He almost killed himself. I’m glad he was safe and alive although, he suffered on pain and injuries.

Did he really escape that car? In the video, the fire is not seen.

What if I was there? That video gives me creep. That guy must be lucky to escape that incident. He still blessed to have broken ankle and abdominal pain, despite the crash event that they have witnessed.

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