50 Worst Car Crash Videos Of All-Time

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#49-  Alfonso “Fon” de Portago at the Mille Miglia

The crash of Alfonso “Fon” de Portago at the Mille Miglia ranks up there as one of the more horrific car wrecks of racing history. Although the crash itself was not caught on video, the aftermath was. Witness account also filled in some of the blanks as to what happened on that terrible day in May 1957.

Alfonso Portago was a race car driver by trade and a brutish one at that. Portago’s car would oftentimes come into the pits after a race with damaged body panels from nudging cars in speed excess of 130 MPH. During the 1957 running of the Mille Miglia, Alfonso and his teammate Edmund Nelson were 40-miles from the finish line of the 1,000 mile race. His Ferrari 335 S blew a tire at 150 MPH resulting in his car flying over a canal. Nine onlookers were injured with five dead (two of those being children.) Both Nelson and Portago were burned, disfigured, broken, and deceased.

Earlier in the year, Portago managed to score just one point in Formula 1 for Ferrari.

Since his death, a couple of corners have been named after him, one in Spain and another in Switzerland. In Italy where the crash happened stands a memorial to the deceased drivers and spectators.

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