The on track events leading to his death were Sterling Marlin getting into his left rear causing the car to slide, followed by his steering to the right in an attempt to correct it. The car was in a drift for a second or two before the rear tires gained grip causing the car to turn right too fast to avoid hitting the wall.I thought his death caused the crash, not the other way around.
It's my understanding that Earnhardt's accident led to the HANS being implemented in so many different motorsports.That would make sense, NASCAR doesn't want to say that someone died on the track.
The impact sounds like a basal skull fracture, was he wearing a HANS device?
Yep that is what happened. His seat belt also was said to be ripped which could have also been the cause of his death. But the main was of trauma suffered to his brain though it moving around in his skull and smashing the front because of the intense forces on his neck and head.It's my understanding that Earnhardt's accident led to the HANS being implemented in so many different motorsports.