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Driver killed & camera operator hospitalised after crash at racing event that was captured on camera

It happened in front of families at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland.

(VIDEO CREDIT: Wayde)


A driver of a drag racing car has been confirmed dead by Queensland Police after a crash involving a camera operator.


Just seconds into the race, the car can be seen ploughing into a camera tower at a busy Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich full of families on a busy Saturday night. The camera operator has been transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with non-life threatening injuries.


The crash occurred around 7pm local time (8pm AEDT) with Champions Road surrounding the racetrack closed as forensics investigate and police ask the public to avoid the area.


It's understood it occurred at the New Year Nitro drag event.


6 News obtained footage of the crash, which - while not being graphic due to the distance away it was filmed & the video quality itself - we have chosen to heavily censor due to the nature of the story.

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