Dario Franchitti, 13 Spectators Injured In Indy Car Crash, Fans Tweet Support (VIDEOS)

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Fatimah Mazhar
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti suffered a concussion, spinal fracture and broken ankle after a horror crash on Sunday during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston that also left over a dozen spectators injured, according to Reuters.

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti suffered a concussion, spinal fracture and broken ankle after a horror crash on Sunday during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston that also left over a dozen spectators injured, according to Reuters.

The Scotsman made contact with Japanese drive Takuma Sato on one of the final turns, sending Franchitti's car airborne into the protective fence before spinning several times while debris was sprayed toward the grandstands.

"That was a big hit, I hope Dario's okay, he looked like he was moving around when I drove past," Franchitti's teammate Scott Dixon told reporters after the race.

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Franchitti, 40, was awake and alert when he was admitted to a Houston hospital, where he will stay overnight but will not require surgery for the spinal fracture, Indy Car said in a statement.

Multiple reports say that the crash left 13 spectators injured, including two who were sent to hospital.

Crowd View Footage:

Below is a raw footage of the massive crash captured on camera by one of the fans in the crowd:

 

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Fans offered their support and wishes online:

 

Dario Franchitti married American actress Ashley Judd in 2001 and the couple divorced in January this year. Following the horrifying incident, Judd thanked the fans for their love and support:

https://twitter.com/AshleyJudd/status/386960269202972672

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