HANS Device Crucial In Good Outcome For Sadler Atlanta, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2010) -- Elliott Sadler survived one of the worst crashes in NASCAR Sprint Cup history at the Pocono Raceway last weekend thanks to the safety of the COT chassis first ...
HANS Device Crucial In Good Outcome For Sadler
Atlanta, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2010) -- Elliott Sadler survived one of the worst crashes in NASCAR Sprint Cup history at the Pocono Raceway last weekend thanks to the safety of the COT chassis first introduced in 2007 and the driver's safety equipment, including the safety harness, specially made seat and the HANS Device.
"Maybe you don't give it much thought when you strap yourself into these newer cars or clip on your HANS Device," said Sadler, recalling an impact that was reported to be more than 80 G's. "But when a situation like I had last week occurs, you realize just how much work NASCAR and the teams have done and exactly how important implementing the latest safety innovations are."
Gary Milgrom, vice president at HANS Performance Products was pleased to see a good outcome to the harrowing accident of Sadler, who left the track's medical center without any injury. But Milgrom cautions that such high-speed, high-impact incidents are not the only dangers posed to race car drivers when it comes to frontal crashes.
bLess than a month ago we received information about a crash in Ohio where a driver hit the wall at the exit of the slowest turn on the track," said Milgrom. "The driver was not wearing a head and neck restraint and was killed as a result of a fractured skull.
bYou don't have to be going fast to sustain an injury," continued Milgrom. "A sudden deceleration of 30 to 35 miles an hour can result in serious injury. Higher speeds increase the risk, but anybody who competes in a race car on the track should make a head and neck restraint certified to SFI standards part of their safety gear."
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