Driver Justin Wilson is in a coma after he was hit by a large piece of another car during Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. He was immediately airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.
The crash occurred when debris broke off racer Sage Karam’s car, with his vehicle spinning into a wall. Wilson was struck in the head by a nose cone after which his car veered left and went directly into an interior wall.
While Karam was conscious and managed to get out of his car with some help from the safety team, Wilson required additional medical attention.
The race resumed after the scary accident with seven laps remaining. Ryan Hunter-Reay won but he was not sprayed with the traditional confetti out of respect for his teammate Wislon.
“It’s just a tough one right now,” said Michael Andretti, car owner for Wilson and Ryan Hunter-Reay. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin right now. We’re going to see. Hopefully, he’s OK.”
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart lent his plane to help get Wilson’s younger brother, Stefan, to get to Pennsylvania from Indianapolis. Arrangements were made by IndyCar to get the injured driver’s wife, Julia, from their home in Colorado.
Praying for my bro right now. Trying to get myself and Julia, JWs wife to Pocono. Thank you for prayers and thoughts at this very hard time.— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) August 23, 2015
I have no update on his condition, he's been moved to the local hospital, and I'm trying to get there to be with him. Please don't speculate— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) August 23, 2015
As per the last update by IndyCar, Wilson is still in critical condition:
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