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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Visnovsky crashes car in auto race

From the "Ducks Daily" blog:

Lubomir Visnovsky Crashes During Auto Race in Slovakia

by Ducks
The offseason continues to be interesting for Lubomir Visnovsky. After being traded to the New York Islanders on the first day of the NHL Entry Draft, Lubo filed a grievance against the trade to try and remain with the Anaheim Ducks. Even though it was probably more like he really didn't want to play in Long Island.

Earlier today, Lubo was participating in a race at the Automotodrom Slovakia Ring motor circuit and wound up crashing his Ferrari head on into a barrier. The entire front end of the car was destroyed. Apparently, Lubo was coming out of a turn and lost control of his car at high speed and hit a barrier head on.

Lubo was able to walk away from the incident without any serious injuries. I'm not a big fan of any kind of motor sports but we've all seen footage and pictures of some pretty horrific accidents at racetracks. We all should know how dangerous they can be. Motor sports crashes have resulted in hundreds of deaths of drivers and even spectators. So, Lubo should consider himself lucky and maybe stick to hockey for the lockout that continues to look inevitable.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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