In my conversations with Bill Caswell and a few other guys who have participated in desert races like the Baja 1000 and others, the subject of spectator booby traps has come up. Mostly they are mounds of sand or dirt designed to launch cars as jumps or whatnot. In this case it goes to a horrible and despicable level as the spectators not only build berm but also STRING A BARBED WIRE FENCE across the course! I have never seen anything like this in my life and it only gets worse.
A Baja buggy comes up to the berm/booby trap at high speed and launches into the air. The buggy lands nose first and then immediately crashes into the barbed wire that the strung between two logs in the ground. This flips the buggy and I have no idea what it may or may not have done for the guys inside the car. All of a sudden spectators come from all directions and swarm the overturned buggy. While some try to turn it over, their efforts are slowed due to the fact that the barbed wire is all tangled up in the car and a couple of guys set about to remove it. In a stunning turn of event, a fully uniformed soldier with an M-16 and all of his combat gear walks through the frame and does absolutely nothing. He had to have known that the fence was there, it was as big as life and directly in the area he was located.
This is sickening video, not because of the gore or injuries that may or may not have been sustained by the team in the buggy but because of the heinous, thoughtless, and down right malicious actions of the spectators. If a motorcycle had come over the same stretch the rider would be dead, no doubt and if that barbed wire made it into the cockpit of a buggy or truck at high speed, the people inside would be cut to ribbons. I am not taken to using salty language on this blog very often, but these people are assholes of the highest order and deserve severe punishment for setting a literal trap that had the potential to kill someone.