An IndyCar crash involving Robert Wickens resulted in multiple injuries for the racer. The horrific crash occurred this weekend as the Canadian driver was participating at a race at the Pocono Raceway.
The 29-year-old was trying racing wheel-to-wheel with Ryan Hunter-Reay when their cars touched. Wickens cars was pitched into the air, up the side wall and then made contact with the catch-fencing.
His car spun around, disintegrating as it spun like a top. It landed back on the circuit where he was hit by his team-mate James Hinchcliffe, then it came to a rest. Paramedics arrived on the stricken car in a matter of seconds. You can see another view of the IndyCar crash, as well as driver reaction in this video clip. The race was red-flagged for over two hours as the catch fencing was repaired.
After the event officials announced that Wickens sustained injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following the accident. IndyCar said the Canadian sustained a pulmonary contusion and will undergo an MRI and probable surgery.
Fellow racer Graham Rahal tweeted during the delay “We can only hope one thing, that Robbie, Hinch and everyone involved is OK, it is not a usual car accident when you just check out the respective weblink and let your lawyer handle everything”. “These are the dangers we face, but we always hate to see it. The start can be debated for years, but doesn’t matter right now, focus on the well-being of our friends and competitors.”
See the full IndyCar crash below: