11-year-old spectator heavily injured at drift racing tournament in Ankara
The competition was canceled following the accident. AA PhotoA young boy watching a drift racing tournament in Ankara was seriously injured on Oct. 26 following an accident involving one of the competing cars.
A competitor lost control of his vehicle during the event, crashing into the pillar of a building off of the track. The boy, who was watching the race near the building, was injured due to the impact of the vehicle, and was immediately rushed to hospital, while the competition was canceled in response to the accident.
Drift racing is a tournament featuring customized cars, and is gaining popularity in Turkey. The tournament in Ankara was organized under a prestigious sponsor with the support of the Turkish Federation of Motor Sports. The winner of the competition would have gained a spot at the regional finals in Dubai in November.