Wet conditions at the Freehold Raceway in New Jersey led to this horrific accident on Friday during harness racing.
Several people were injured when the pace car lost control as it went into a left turn on the water-logged track during the fifth race of the day.
“We don’t know what happened. It was definitely a freak mishap. Something I’ve never seen in 40 years in racing,” Freehold Raceway director of racing and race secretary Karen Fagliarone said.
Five drivers were taken to hospital with injuries. The horses appeared to have escaped serious injury, according to reports.