Over the years, 22 drivers have lost their lives at Le Mans, with all but three deaths happening prior to 1982. In 1955, the deadliest motor racing accident occurred at Le Mans. Driver Pierre Levegh rear-ended another car and his vehicle somersaulted into the course-side grandstand killing 83 people (including Levegh) and injuring nearly 75 more. Following the accident, new safety measures were implemented. The grandstands that once used to be on top of the action were moved back away from the course and tire barriers and a chain link fence have been put between the fans and the cars.