The X Games are all about thrills and spills, and on Friday RallyCross driver Toomas Heikinnen found out the hard way what happens when rally car meets steel support beams.
The Finnish driver undershot a 50-foot jump that features metal takeoff and landing areas. He was transported to a nearby hospital and determined to have suffered a left ankle fracture. A CT scan reveal no further injuries, an X Games spokesman said Friday night.
Viewers of the video will see the front end of Heikkinen's car collapsing upon impact at the downtown Los Angeles venue. The video does not show that Heikkinen managed to crawl from the car after the crash.
The accident occurred during RallyCross practice. The event final is Sunday, the fourth and final day of X Games competition, and you can bet that competitors will be hard on the pedal as they attempt to negotiate the same jump.
Heikkinen is not expected to compete in the final.