Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bob Akin Gravely Injured In Violent Crash - April 25, 2002

March 6, 1936 - April 29, 2002
Bob Akin
(Photo; www.grandtouringprototype.com)
Born In North Tarrytown, New York, USA.
Bob was a successful business executive, journalist, television commentator and champion sports car racing driver. On April 25, 2002, he was gravely injured in a violent crash while testing a powerful, 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo for the Walter Mitty Challenge for historic cars at Road Atlanta. His injuries included a broken neck, left leg, left shoulder and right arm, along with third-degree burns over 15 percent of his body. He was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital after the accident. After briefly rallying, the 66 year old succumbed due to complications from his injuries on April 29, 2002.

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