Knight's Wrecked Westcott

This is a photo of the wrecked #7 Westcott of Harry Knight after the most spectacular accident of the first Indianapolis 500. On lap 87 Joe Jagersberger's car (Case) broke a steering knuckle in front of the grandstands. Riding mechanic C.L. Anderson spilled out onto the brick running surface which caused Westcott driver Knight to swerve out of control and into the Apperson of Herb Lytle, who was being serviced in his pit. The Westcott also struck and severely damaged Caleb Bragg's Fiat, which was also in the pits. This incident is blamed at least in part for the the scoring confusion that also factored into controversy at the finish as inexperienced officials were distracted from tracking cars and drawn to the melee.

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