6-Year-Old Girl Injured at Pikes Peak Practice

A family from Austin, Texas traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. to watch the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, aka Race to the Clouds. Racers from across the world navigate 156 turns and drive nearly 5,000 feet to the top of Pikes Peak in racecars. In 2016, the race will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The family, including a 6-year-old daughter, stood near the finish line to watch the racers finish practice runs. The six-year-old watched the racers from atop a rock.

A Swedish driver crossed the finish line and headed toward the turnaround spot when he realized that his brakes had cut out. He attempted to slide sideways to a stop and crashed into the rock the girl was standing on. The impact threw the girl several feet, according to CBS Denver. A helicopter airlifted the girl to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released.

Pikes Peak has had a troubled history when it comes to accidents and injuries. Throughout the rest of the week, we will discuss Pikes Peak accidents and spectator event injuries.

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