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Huge crash mars Le Mans 24 Hour Race

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Anthony Davidson is lucky. Five hours into the Le Mans 24 Hour Race, Davidson's Toyota made contact with the Ferrari driven by Italy's Piergiuseppe Perazzini, causing the Brit's car to somersault into the air and eventually nose first into a barricade. According to BBC Sport, Davidson was taken to an area hospital where he is alert and OK.

"Doctors at the circuit have confirmed that Anthony is suffering from shock and back pain," Toyota said in a release. "However, there are no signs of any injuries and he is walking and talking with no problems."

The Le Mans 24 Hour Race, which dates back to 1923, is the world's oldest endurance race. Teams of at least three take turns driving, with the winning team being determined by which one completes the most laps in the 24-hour time period. Run on the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe, heavy impacts are not uncommon. Last year, Allan McNish was lucky to survive this accident.

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