Memo Gidley, Matteo Malucelli Survive Terrifying Crash During Rolex 24 Race (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli are badly injured, but survived a terrifying crash during the Rolex 24 at Daytona race yesterday.

Malucelli's Ferrari had a "loss of drive" and slowed down, but Gidley, in his 458 GT, didn't see Malucelli because another car was ahead of him.

When Gidley tried to pass the other car on the left, he smashed into Malucelli at full speed, sending both cars flying at the Daytona International Speedway (video below).

The Associated Press notes that both drivers were placed in ambulances and rushed to the Halifax Health Medical Center, only a mile away in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Malucelli reportedly suffered a "severe cerebral concussion." While not in critical condition, he remains under observation.

Gidley underwent surgery on his left arm and leg, but has an "unstable fracture" in his back that may need more surgery, reports

According to USA Today, Gary Nelson won the race, his third Rolex 24.

Sources: Associated Press, USA Today,

(Note: Crash begins at 30 second mark)