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Wilson fractures vertebrae in crash during Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS — Stefan Wilson fractured his again throughout a heavy crash with Katherine Legge in apply for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday, and the British driver won’t be allowed again into his automobile for the 107th operating of “The Best Spectacle in Racing.”

The 2 drivers have been going by Turns 1 and a pair of about an hour into the two-hour session when the whole area appeared to decelerate. Legge closed quick on Wilson and hit the rear of his automobile, sending each skidding into the wall. Legge hit with a glancing blow to the rear of her automobile, however Wilson was pointed almost head-on when he made contact with the SAFER barrier.

The security crew spent about 10 minutes rigorously extricating Wilson from his automobile. He was positioned on a stretcher, immobilized and carrying a neck brace, gave a fast thumbs-up earlier than he was loaded into an ambulance and brought to the hospital.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing mentioned Wilson fractured his twelfth thoracic vertebrae and would stay hospitalized for remark.

“I can let you know that he is doing effectively,” mentioned Dr. Julia Vaizer, chief medical director for IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It was unclear who will step into Wilson’s automobile for Sunday’s race, although JR Hildebrand has been on the speedway. He has made 12 consecutive begins, almost successful as a rookie in 2011 earlier than ending second, however couldn’t put collectively a trip for



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