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NHRA will learn from fatal accident

Updated: February 23, 2010, 6:48 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Was it just a tragic improbability, a one-in-a-trillion occurrence that cost a woman her life?

Or was it a surprisingly horrible situation that could have been avoided?

Those questions always are asked whenever a spectator is killed at a sports event. NHRA officials are looking for answers after a flying wheel with tire still attached from a Top Fuel dragster accident killed a woman attending the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday.

• Should the tire ...

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