IPOH: A spectator was killed after being hit by a race car during the CCT Battle of Champions race at Dato’ Sagor Circuit in Pasir Salak yesterday evening.
Perak police chief Yusri Hassan Basri said the victim, aged 32, died while being treated at Hospital Changkat Melintang, Lambor Kanan.
“The autopsy revealed that the victim, a workshop operator from Kamunting, died of injuries to his head and bleeding in the lungs.
“Investigations are ongoing and the case has been classified as sudden death,” he said in a statement today.
The spectator was killed at around 3.30pm when two of the 12 cars in the race grazed each other when making a turn, causing one to go off the track and into a grassy area, hitting the spectator.
Yusri said the victim, who sustained severe injuries, was treated by medical officers at the circuit before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.