While filming an episode of Street Outlaws on Saturday night, Justin “Big Chief” Shearer and Brian “Chucky” Davis made contact during a run, leaving Shearer and his 1972 Pontiac LeMans, nicknamed ‘Crow’, flipping into a ditch.
Luckily both drivers survived the crash that left two machines in a mangled mess. Shearer spent two days in the hospital and was left with bruised lungs, a broken collarbone and a back injury that crushed both of this dare devil’s L2 and L 3 vertebrae.
While Shearer was scheduled to be released from the hospital this afternoon, he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Fortunately, this no longer looks like this recovery will require surgery – according to a recent Facebook post.
The question has arisen over and over – is this form of racing too dangerous? Are shows like Street Outlaws glorifying it? As many of our readers are already aware, the news about street racing accidents has continued to mount. One such accident led a former member of this hit reality show to murder charges (Illegal Street Racing Gaining Attention). How many injuries/deaths will it take for drivers to really take a step back and realize that not every illegal street race will be covered with cameras and a well-staffed safety crew? Will this injured Street Outlaw continue to promote this form of racing? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.
For now, get well thoughts go out to both Shearer and Davis and we hope that we don’t continue to find out about more frightening news like this anytime again soon.