Video: Supercars crash sends debris onto a hotel balcony
No injuries reported
Driver Scott McLaughlin’s car suffered a heavy impact at the exit of the turn 1/2/3 chicane on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Saturday. The car careened on its side along a wall before sliding across the track on its side coming to rest with the roof of the car against the wall and fence.
Shortly after images were posted on social media of a Supercars shock absorber in the hands of a hotel resident. There was also a broken table, but no injuries.
“Supercars can confirm it is aware of an unofficial report regarding suspected debris going over the fence following the car 17 incident this afternoon,” read a statement.
“CAMS and Supercars will conduct an investigation into this incident. No further information is available at this time.”
Shell V-Power Racing boss Ryan Story confirmed to Supercars.com that the part has been returned to the team. A track worker did hurt her shoulder climbing back over the barrier after assisting in the clean-up of the incident.
“It was only minor injuries, fortunately. She was able to take back her post,” said Story.
“But we’re extremely grateful for her and for all the marshals and officials and volunteers who make it possible for us to go racing. The last thing you want to see is anyone like that injured.”
The driver was taken to a local hospital for precautionary checks and released after being given and all-clear.