Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 10

A f at al coincidence: Tom Pr yce A dist ur bing accident I n 1977, at t he Kyal ami ci r cui t , Tom Pr yce suf f er ed a bi zar r e acci dent : he r an over a f i r e mar shal who's f i r e ext i ngui sher hi t Pr yce r i ght i n hi s head...He di ed i mmedi at el y, and made cont act wi t h anot her car appr oachi ng t ur n 1...The cr owd was shocked, despi t e t he hel met devel opment s, he had no chance agai nst t he f i r e ext i ngui sher .! How t hi s acci dent was possi bl e? Ther e was no saf et y car back i n t hen, mar shal s ar ound t he t r ack wer e not as pr of essi onal as t hey ar e t oday and hel met s wer e much weaker t han nowadays. Despi t e al l of t hi s, We saw a si mi l ar l y bi zar r e acci dent not l ong ago, but l et 's t al k about i t l at er .