Robert Wickens had more than just a guardian angel. The IndyCar driver crashed Sunday against Ryan Hunter-Reay (USA) at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
The 29-year-old Canadian was catapulted right into the security fence with more than 300 kilometers per hour. The Dallara chassis pierced the fence that was destroyed over a distance of more than 50 meters and flung back to the track where the destroyed wreck came to rest.
Wickens is still at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown (USA) after a serious accident. In a statement, his Schmidt Peterson team has now given more information about the injuries
The former DTM driver crashed his legs, his right arm and a bruise on the chest in the accident. He also suffered from spinal cord injury and pulmonary friction.
An operation is "probably" according to the team. Further updates on the pilot's condition are promised by the team as soon as they are available.
The Pocono race had to be interrupted on Sunday. Alexander Rossi (USA) wins after Will Power (USA) after restart.
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