Posted on: Jul 02, 2012
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RallyCross Front Flip at the X Games is One Gnarly Crash


Toomas Heikkinen does a flip of the wrong kind at X Games LA.
Practice time at the X Games in LA is in short supply, so RallyCross drivers try to make the most of every opportunity afforded to them to get in a few flips. Toomas Heikkinen is a rookie whose practice run didn't end so well.


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Heikkinen hails from Finland and this year would have marked his first time competing in the X Games. After flipping his Ford Fiesta, he was quickly extricated and rushed to a local hospital. Luckily he only suffered a broken ankle and minor abdominal pain. Check out an alternate angle of the crash below.


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The Fiesta, lying in the middle of the 50-foot gap, leaked fluids and caught fire shortly after the crash. He won't participate in the race set for later today, however he can take solace in knowing that his accident could have been far, far worse.

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