Drag racing great Sam Fenech died after his car crashed during a Top Fuel race at the Willowbank Racetrack in Queensland, Australia, on Saturday night.
The fatal accident happened at around 7pm AEST. In footage of the incident, which was shown on TV, the car can be seen rising over the wall before crashing into a camera tower.
Before the news of his death was announced, Fenech received medical attention for a couple of hours
. In a statement released by Top Fuel Australia, the company said that the driver died following the accident.
The company also expressed its condolences to the family of Fenech and to the Fabietti team.
The Queensland Police confirmed that a cameraman was taken by ambulance to the Princess Alexandra Hospital due to non-life-threatening injuries.
Sam was a great friend, a great race car driver, and a great man. We send our condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.