Monday, August 24, 2015

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson in Coma After Wreck

British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson remains in a coma and in critical condition after a piece of debris that broke off another car hit him in the head at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

"Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson remains hospitalized in a coma in the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pa., after sustaining a severe head injury during the Aug. 23 race at Pocono Raceway. He remains in critical condition.

"INDYCAR continues to send its thoughts and prayers to the family and thanks the entire motorsports community for the outpouring of support.

"Additional updates to Wilson's condition will be released when available," the Verizon IndyCar Series said.

IndyCar transported Wilson’s wife, Julia, from their home in Colorado to Pennsylvania. Wilson's younger brother, Stefan, was flown from Indianapolis to Pennsylvania on NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s private plane.

“It’s a tough one right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin right now,” team owner Michael Andretti said

“I saw the trucks around him. First thoughts with Justin, for sure. He’s my friend. I have no details right now, so it’s a bit hard not knowing anything.

“I thought Justin was OK the whole time. I thought he was in an ambulance and was going to get a check," Ryan Hunter-Reay said.

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