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Robby Gordon Strikes Fan During 2015 Baja 500 (UPDATED)

Robby Gordon struck a spectator while attempting to pass eventual event winner Apdaly Lopez during Monday’s Baja 500.

The 46-year-old driver made contact with the fan’s legs as he attempted to run out of the truck’s path. Gordon, who continued on, appeared to be in the middle of the racing lane at the time.

No report of the incident has been created from Gordon or other entities involved. Thankfully, the fan’s condition, according to FOX Sports has unofficially been reported as a broken leg.

Gordon, a native of Cerritos, Calif., has competed in everything from IndyCar to NASCAR in his career, winning multiple races and famously coming within one lap of winning the 1999 Indianapolis 500. Gordon now owns and operates the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series Presented By Traxxas while occasionally racing in other events, such as the Baja 500.

Another incident of fans being injured during the Baja 500 was reported by the San Diego Reader. None of the spectators involved are believed to have serious injuries.

About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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