Monster Trucks Kill Two In Span Of One Week

Grave Digger

Literally A Grave Digger

A monster truck show promoter, who days earlier touted his event’s safety record, died after being crushed by one of the trucks during a show in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday night.

George Eisenhart’s death was the second fatality at a monster truck event in just over a week.

“Saturday’s incident, which is an uncommon occurrence, … was a freak accident,” Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Sunday.

“Review of the incident shows that George [Eisenhart] accidentally stepped in front of a moving vehicle in a fashion that did not provide the vehicle’s driver adequate time to react,” said a statement from the Monster Truck Racing Association. “All of us at the MTRA send our deepest condolences to the Eisenhart family and all the parties involved. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend.”

Eisenhart, 41, died eight days after a 6-year-old boy was killed by flying debris at a monster truck show in Tacoma, Washington. The shows were staged by different promoters.

Ironically, Eisenhart talked about the safety of his shows, put on by Monster Truck Nationals, in an interview with a Madison television station before the weekend event.

“This is our 16th year,” Eisenhart told CNN affiliate WKOW. “I wish I had a big piece of wood to knock on right now, but we have not had an incident besides a gal slipping in the aisleway at another location.”

How long until the nanny staters go after these so called “Monster” Trucks?


#1 l3wis on 01.27.09 at 8:24 am

Or the ‘Helicopter of Death’?

#2 Angry Guy on 01.27.09 at 8:35 am

Did you see the video of the promoter getting killed? Brutal.

#3 l3wis on 01.27.09 at 8:44 am

What’s so safe about monster trucks anyway?

#4 Johnny Roastbeef on 01.27.09 at 1:20 pm

The video was so bad. The one I saw cut out right before the guy got killed, but you knew what happened.

#5 l3wis on 01.27.09 at 2:02 pm

Like I said, at least it wasn’t the ‘Helicopter of Death!’

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#7 hosepheffer on 01.27.09 at 8:17 pm

And to think, they are coming to our town this weekend!

#8 l3wis on 01.28.09 at 7:51 am

are they bringing the ‘Helicopter of Death’?

#9 just me on 05.13.09 at 2:18 pm

Get over it, its horrid and I feel badly for these family. However, this is some of the first deaths to Monster Trucks in many many years.