Tom Boonen narrowly escapes injury after high-speed racing car crash

'The car literally landed 10cm from my head' said Boonen

Tom Boonen (Yuzuru Sanada/AFP/Getty Images)

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Four-time Paris-Roubaix winner Tom Boonen has narrowly escaped injury after being involved in a racing car crash.

The Belgian was racing at the 2019 Belcar Endurance Championship in the Netherlands, when he collided with German racer Kenneth Heyer at more than 200km/h. Boonen says the other car "landed 10cm from my head" and claims he was "very lucky" to have come away from the incident unscathed.

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