The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are discussing suing NASCAR, but that he hopes to reach a settlement and preclude a lawsuit.
Attorney Matt Morgan did not identify his clients. He said two of them were seated directly in front of the crash and sustained injuries ranging from a fractured fibula to abdominal swelling. All have been released from the hospital.
More than 30 people were injured Saturday after a wreck on the last lap of a Nationwide Series race sent debris, including a heavy tire, into the stands.
"Ultimately, I believe it would be gross negligence," Morgan said. "We all know that when you go to a race you assume a certain amount of risk. But what people don't assume is that a race car will come flying into the stands .... That's why they make the fences."