IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in critical condition and in a coma after suffering a head injury when he was hit with a big part of debris that broke off an automobile in the crash-filled race.
IndyCar said he was getting additional assessment and released the info on Wilson’s state Sunday night
The debris broke off Sunday, Sage Karam’s automobile when Karam whirled to the wall. Wilson’s car veered directly and left into an interior wall. Wilson airlifted by helicopter and was swarmed by the security crew.
We are likely to see. Hopefully, he is OK.”
Wilson, an incredibly popular and Englishman driver in the paddock, is famous for talking on behalf of his peers regarding competitors and security.
“All I understand is that he was unconscious, he had not been reacting and he was airlifted,” Hunter Reay said. “That is all really poor. I am really stressed right now.”
The injury proved to be a dismal reminder of the risks of open-wheel racing. Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon perished in 2011 after his car became ensnared in an igneous 15-car pileup, flew another vehicle over and landed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a grab. Wheldon’s head hit against a post and he died immediately.
Hunter Reay was one of many who were discussing security measures.
“Maybe in the future we can work toward something that resembles a canopy,” Hunter-Reay said. “Something that can give us a little bit of protection and still keep the tradition of the sport. Just to be innocent bystander like that and get hit in the head with a nose cone is a scary thought.”
While his younger brother, Stefan, additionally an IndyCar driver, was traveling from Indianapolis in Tony Stewart’s airplane Wilson’s wife, Julia, was from their house in Colorado.
Following the restart, Hunter Reay decided his way. The race finished under yellow. Josef Newgarden Montoya third and was second.