Robert Wickens was involved in one of the most horrific motorsport crashes yesterday, when during the IndyCar race at Pocono, his car and Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car collided on lap 6 of the race.
The race was subsequently red-flagged, as Wickens’ car went up in the air and collided with the side fence.
Just after the crash, IndyCar had released a statement about the extent of Wickens’ injury and how he was coping with it.
The initial news had been around the fact that Wickens was awake and alert.
However, IndyCar have now released an official statement, explaining the exact injuries suffered by Wickens.
“Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an incident in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. He also sustained a pulmonary contusion.
“He will undergo an MRI and probable surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. Further updates on his condition will be provided when available.” the IndyCar statement read.
This is how the crash took place, with Wickens’ car going up in the air and then spinning multiple times after it landed on the track, causing ruckus on the track as the crash then involved
Update on the IndyCar race at Pocono: still under Red Flag conditions for catchfence repairs on Lap 9, after a big crash for Robert Wickens. News is that the Schmidt-Peterson driver is awake and alert and has been transported to hospital. #IndyCar #ABCSupply500 pic.twitter.com/gVQmbyNOQ5
— Vincent Bruins (@VincentJBruins) August 19, 2018
We sincerely hope that Wickens recovers from the injury and gets back to the race track quick enough.