Video: Accident at start of GP of Indianapolis (2nd Update)

UPDATE #2 At the start of the race Mayor Greg Ballard was struck by a piece of debris that resulted from the accident at the start of the race and had a minor soft tissue injury. He was evaluated and treated here, and the doctors sent him home to rest. So he is fine.


As the race starts Ryan Hunter-Reay gets around the stalled car of Saavedra, but not everyone made it past.
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05/10/14 Polesitter Sebastian Saavedra's Chevy stalled on the standing start grid just as the lights went out to go and some of the drivers were not able to get around him. Carlos Munoz was the first to clip his left rear and then Russian rookie Mikhail Aleshin plowed straight into his gearbox as parts and carbon fiber flew everywhere. Mike Conway also got involved and hit the inside pit wall trying to avoid the melee.

All the drivers are OK. There will certainly be more people sitting in the front straight grandstands where the standing start is next year.

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