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Old 06-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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The skill displayed by drivers in the RallyCross competition at X Games, particularly with the jump, makes it easy to forget just how dangerous the sport can be. Everyone was reminded of that earlier today, however, when Finnish driver and X Games rookie Toomas Heikkinen shorted the 50-foot gap, crashing into the steel ramp. Heikkinen's Fiesta eventually landed upside down, and fluids leaking from the car caught fire after he exited the car.

While the head-on crash looked devastating, X Games later reported that Heikkinen thankfully only suffered a broken ankle and minor abdominal pain. Needless to say, he isn't expected to participate in Sunday's competition, although Travis Pastrana demonstrated last year that a broken ankle doesn't necessarily have to keep you out of a rally car.

You can view different angles of Heikkinen's unfriendly meeting with the ramp in the embedded videos below.Continue reading RallyCross driver shorts jump in X Games practice
RallyCross driver shorts jump in X Games practice originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 30 Jun 2012 09:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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You know that had to hurt and hurt bad, even with safety equipment that was a bad hit!
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You know that had to hurt and hurt bad, even with safety equipment that was a bad hit!
yeah, they have been talking that the driver has experienced some complications as a result of the accident but he should be okay for the most part.
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