Man says he was hit by flying debris

A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR for injuries he said he sustained after a 2015 wreck.

>William Fulton claims he was hit in the head and shoulder with flying debris from Austin Dillon’s car when it crashed into the catch fence at DIS during the Coke Zero 400 in July of 2015.
Fulton filed suit in Florida state court in Volusia County (Fla.). He said he was sitting in Row 6 when he was struck with the debris. The suit claims he has not fully recovered from the injuries, although the complaint did not list specific injuries nor an amount being sought in damages.

The suit alleges that NASCAR and its parent company, International Speedway Corp., were negligent for “failing to properly remedy known dangerous conditions following continued, numerous injuires to spectators as a result of airborne race cars crashing into the catch fences” and for “failing to conduct a thorough engineering analysis of the catch fences and pre-race inspection of the fences.”

NASCAR and ISC have both declined to comment on the suit.

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