Eight-year-old race car driver Anita Board has passed away from her injuries following a crash on November 12 that initially left her in critical condition.
Mandurah police released a statement on November 12 saying that Board had crashed into a cement barrier at 12:20 p.m. while she was test driving her car at the Kwinana Motorplex. At the end of the track she failed to stop and crashed into the barrier where she was left with life-threatening injuries. She was brought to Princess Margaret Hospital but passed away on November 13.
The West Australian reported on November 13 that Board’s father, Ian, called the death a “one in a million event.”
“Our baby girl Anita had a bright, bubbly personality and her smile was infectious. Her passion for motorsport, drag racing and being here as a family with her sister at the track was the highlight of her life,” he said. “We were blessed to have had her for eight years and she’s going to be forever missed.”
He went on to thank the drag racing community for their support and explained that they chose drag racing for both their daughters because they believed it was the safest option for them.
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