I always thought something like this would be the end of DEs, if for no other reason than the inevitable, huge, insurance- killing lawsuit. I hope not. Frankly, we all know there is some risk at DEs. If we want to gut our street cars, add cages, harnesses, HANS, race seat, fire ext, etc., they would be safer, but then they'd hardly be street cars anymore. That is the dilemma we face. You should understand the risk, and if you want to take the risk, so be it--it's your life. If not, no one is twisting your arm. Heck, a wreck at 125 at a dragway into a concrete wall will kill you, too. Speed kills, at least now and again.
While I am sorry for the folks involved, I just hope this accident won't kill DEs. The guys in that P-car knew this was a possibility.