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 |  May 02 2011, 10:04 AM

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A massive accident occurred at the start of Australian V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo over the weekend, involving Karl Reindler and Steve Owen. Incredibly neither driver suffered any major injuries.

Reindler’s car stalled at the starting grid and it wasn’t long before Owen slammed into him at over 90-mph. Data showed the impact was a staggering 37G which resulted in a huge fire. Both drivers were able to escape their vehicles quickly with Owen unscathed (other than some soreness) and Reindler suffering minor burns to his face and hands. One of the major hazards of any form of racing, but thankfully safety is always a priority in building a formidable race car and this time it paid off.

Check out the video after the break.

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