Nodar Kumaritashvili Olympic Luge Crash {VIDEO}

WARNING: this video is alarming and gruesome.

Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was flung from the track during a practice run in Vancouver.

Nodar Kumaritashvili was only 21 years old – our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Although YouTube has pulled the luge crash video from its site, the deadly crash can be viewed here:

**luge crash video removed due to copyright violations**