Carbon monoxide nearly costs this track day racer his life

Carbon monoxide nearly costs this track day racer his life

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Performance , Europe , Safety , Videos , Toyota There are plenty of dangers to contend with at a track day . High speeds, inexperienced drivers, faulty equipment and foul weather can all play havoc on an otherwise friendly fender-to-fender weekend. We can now add carbon monoxide poisoning to the list of potential threats. One Finnish Toyota MR2 owner took his machine out for a quick sprint at Ahvenisto just outside of Hameenlinna. After a few minutes behind the wheel, the driver begins struggling to keep control of his car, eventually spinning into the infield. He maneuvers back on track and pulls off, and it isn’t long before he blacks out entirely. Later, he would have no recollection of anything after the car hit the grass. He stays unconscious for nearly 11 minutes before rescue workers resort to smashing his passenger window to gain access. By the time he receives medical attention, his blood was packed with 67 percent carbon monoxide. Any longer in the vehicle’s cabin and the day very well could have been his last.

New Discovery Documentary Examines Safe Driving For All Ages

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Silver Spring, Md. – February 24, 2012 – Discovery Channel and Discovery Education, in partnership with Toyota, present LIFE BEHIND THE WHEEL , airing Saturday, March 3 at 8am e/p, a comprehensive look at safe driving habits from generation to generation.

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