Knight's Wrecked Westcott

Harry Knight's wreck Westcott 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 damaged Eddie Hearne's Fiat, which was also in the pits. Hearne was able to continue. This incident is blamed at least in part for 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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