Crash at Disney World Racecar Attraction Kills 1
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The Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway near Orlando, Fla. was the scene of a fatality Sunday when a Lamborghini lost control and collided with a guardrail, the Associated Press reported.
It isn’t known yet whether the driver was an employee or customer, but the deceased passenger was a 36-year-old man from the nearby city of Davenport. The driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.
According to the website, the speedway’s “exotic cars by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, and Nissan ... gives you the unique, firsthand opportunity to test the extreme power, speed and handling of these luxurious supercars. Program offerings include 6-lap driving experiences with additional lap upgrades available and 2-lap Thrill Rides where you ride shotgun with a professional.” This costs between $200 and almost $400.
Petty Holdings operates the track, and has other Exotic Driving Experience attractions around the country. The Exotic Driving Experience is set to close this summer at Disney World for unrelated reasons.
There was no immediate comment by Disney, but Petty Holdings said in a statement, "On behalf of everyone in the organization, it is with a very heavy heart that we extend our deepest sympathies to those involved in today's tragic accident in Orlando."
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