“Bad wreck last night, everyone is ok.”- Street Outlaws official Instagram
UPDATE: Big Chief just posted this from his official Facebook!
“THANK YOU EVERYONE…. I’m pretty beat up right now. Just woke me up for some breathing treatments. Pulmonary contusions (bruised lungs). Crushed my L2 and L3 in my back, broken collarbone, and pretty beat up, but so thankful to be alive right now. They got me on non-stop oxygen and another round of cat scans, and X-rays coming up. The surgeon doesn’t believe i will need back operation anymore, but they are going to keep me in the hospital again tonight to keep an eye on the lungs, YES I WILL BE BACK! The GOFUND ME CAMPAIGNS were not created by my people or family… I have no idea about them, please KEEP YOUR MONEY. I will update everyone as i get info from the Doctors! The CAGE and safety equipment saved my life!”
Update 3: From Big Chief on facebook…
“I am scheduled to be released from the hospital today, and all I want to think about is the road ahead, fueled by all the great times behind me. Does the future have a new Crow in it? What car will it be? What combo? Where am I going to find the money for another top car? One thing is for sure……I ain’t done, and it will be a Pontiac.”
Update 4 (December 10,2015) – See breaking news above!
News and rumors were floating around Instagram last night that Big Chief and Chucky from the Street Outlaws were both involved in an epic street racing crash and earlier this morning it was confirmed. According to the official Instagram account of Street Outlaws themselves (and confirmed by Dragzine and HotRod Magazine) earlier today (Nov.15, 2015) photos of Justin’s 1972 Pontiac LeMans totally mangled all the way around began trending. It’s totaled ladies and gentleman. Not as many photos of Brian “Chucky” Davis’s Fox Body street racing Ford Mustang were available but from the few photos going around it also looks like his Mustang suffered a similar fate.
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Crude, but if you want to stay up to date on what’s happening yourself, head over to Instagram and search #StreetOutlaws. That seems to be the best way to follow along if we don’t update you here.
Dragzine said that, “Shearer incurred injuries to his shoulders, lungs, and crushed his L2 and L3 vertebrae in the accident and remains under medical care.” No word on what injuries Chucky suffered but we’ll update you as word gets out.
According to n_a_mustang_ dave who had a first account of the whole race,
"We race, sometimes accidents happen, we push our cars to the limits and then some, that’s the reason we are the 405 and we are the baddest mofo’s on the street, this morn Brian Davis, AKA’ Chucky crossed center and hit Justin Shearer, Aka’ Big Cheif in the quarter and both cars lost control and Justin flipped end over and landed in a ditch, he went to the hospital to check out his back, he should be fine but prayers would be nice for my brother, RIP Crow."
What Mustang Dave means by Brian Davis crossing center was that his car started to veer either to the right or left (depending on which lane he was in) towards the center of the racing track towards Big Chief’s LeMans. Unfortunately, this time it looks like he made contact.
Check out all the photos hitting social media below. If you’ve got a weak stomach, avert your eyes.
Such is the nature of drag racing. For all the glitz and glamor as well as the notoriety and fame that the show puts out there, at the end of the day it still involves two cars going after each other in a grudge match that sees both cars in triple digit speeds next to each other on an unprepared surface with safety crews nowhere in sight. In this case, since it was filmed by Discovery Channel Networks, we assume they had ambulance crews on hand. The same can’t be said for regular street racers.
Safety first guys.