Doug Huffman wrote:
It is an article of faith and well practiced that a car cannot hit an aware and active 'victim'.
I'll agree with nitrovic and call complete and utter wrongness (yes, I made that up) on your entire post. I happen to shag cones at auto-x quite often, which is far more dangerous than working a corner at an actualtrack, due to amatuer drivers, wide-open space, and "track" that is nothing more than cones,andis alsoas irrelevant to the topic your job past job. :quirky
First off, there's a huge difference between standing your ground because you have confidence in a skilled racer that is trying to NOT hit you, and some thugs that are TRYING to run you over. You have no idea what the layout of the area was, what the order of events was, or anything else for that matter. The guy was 87 years old so I'm sure he wasn't quick on his feet by any standard, he was probably hard of hearing, and old people, in general, aren't very good with situational awareness due to things entirely out of their control, and therefore not their fault. If someone in a vehicle was determined to hit you, all the awareness in the world isn't going to help. You need to get behind unmovable cover or some other place a vehicle can't go. Shooting at them or standing your ground is just going to get you killed.
As everyone else said, if a car was coming at you then get as far out of the way as you can, as quickly as you can.