Davenport And Smith In ‘Serious But Stable Condition’ Following Croft Incident


Credit: BTCC Media

The organisers of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship have confirmed details on the injuries sustained by Aron Taylor-Smith, Luke Davenport and Jeff Smith in yesterday’s qualifying incident at Croft.

Davenport and Smith are both in a ‘serious but stable condition’, with the former remaining in intensive care in an induced coma, while Taylor-Smith was released from hospital late last night with a leg fracture.

All three drivers were involved a ten car incident in treacherous conditions in Yorkshire, with all three extricated from their cars and taken to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough.

A statement from the BTCC reads:

“Aron Taylor-Smith (#40 MG Racing RCIB Insurance) suffered a fracture to his left leg and concussion. He was closely monitored in hospital and was released late last night.

Luke Davenport (#300 Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo) is currently in intensive care in an induced coma, and is in a serious but stable condition, with multiple chest injuries, lung damage, broken right leg, broken pelvis, broken right arm and concussion.

Jeff Smith (#55 Eurotech Racing) is in a serious but stable condition, with multiple chest injuries, extensive shoulder injuries and concussion.

All of the above injuries, whilst very serious, are not immediately life threatening.

We would like to thank the BTCC Medical Team, marshals, Croft Circuit staff, Air Ambulance crews and all staff at James Cook Hospital.

Everyone within the BTCC sends their best wishes to all three drivers for a speedy and full recovery.”