Horrible news (via MSN.com) for all you Monster Truck fans out there.
An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing eight people and hurting 79, officials said. The driver was detained Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter and officials said they were investigating possible safety violations in the setup of the show.
Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office, said the driver appeared to have lost control of the truck after leaping over a pile of cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the "Extreme Aeroshow" on Saturday.
Some witnesses said the driver appeared to have hit his head on the interior of the truck, which is nicknamed "Big Show," as he drove over the old cars. At least two reporting seeing the driver's helmet come off before the huge vehicle drove into the crowd of terrified spectators, who tried to flee.
I've never been to a Monster Truck race, but was under the impression that all fans/spectators were up in the stands. Anyone familiar with that race scene able to shed any insight?
UPDATE: We have video and it's disturbing, so watch at your own risk.
"Alcohol may have been a factor," according to CNN.
That explains a lot.