A terrible crash at the Macau Grand Prix sent a car flying over the crash fence, directly into a photographers' booth at approximately 170 mph.
Drivers Sophia Flörsch and Sho Tsuboi collided at the recent Macau Grand Prix; the impact sent Flörsch's car flying over a crash fence and directly into a photographers' booth. On the straightaway before the tight right turn, Flörsch had lost control of her car in another incident, and as it slid out of control, it hit Tsuboi's car as it negotiated the turn, sending Flörsch's vehicle airborne.
As you can see in the video below, one of the photographers very nearly took a direct hit; photographer Minami Hiroyuki suffered a concussion and was released from the hospital, while photographer Chan Weng Wang suffered a lacerated liver and is expected to stay in the hospital for about 10 days.
Race marshal Chan Cha suffered a broken jaw and will stay in the hospital for about five days. Flörsch underwent a successful surgery for a spinal fracture yesterday, with doctors reporting that she is stable with all limbs active, thankfully.
The car hitting the photographer's structure may have actually saved some lives, as it stopped it from traveling completely off the track and into the casino directly adjacent to it, where the accident could have been much worse.