IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is currently in a ‘critical condition’ in hospital following his heavy crash at the recent ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
The British driver sustained severe head injuries after being struck on the helmet by a piece of debris from Sage Karam’s Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Karam lost control of his car on the exit of Turn One and hit the outside wall at speed, leaving a trail of debris on the racing line.
Wilson’s Andretti Autosports Honda then careered into the inside wall, where on-track medical staff were on hand to provide assistance.
IndyCar issued an official statement at 9PM ET after Wilson had been airlifted to hospital:
INDYCAR driver Justin Wilson suffered a severe head injury during today’s event at Pocono Raceway. Wilson is currently in a coma and in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa.
INDYCAR sends its thoughts and prayers to Justin, his family and Andretti Autosport during this difficult time.
Additional updates to Wilson’s condition will be released when available.
The Checkered Flag extends its best wishes to Justin, as well as his family, friends and team, at this difficult time.