IndyCar crash results in race being red flagged as 5 cars were tangled in a horrific crash with Wickens’ car hitting the side fence
The IndyCar race at Pocono was red flagged yesterday as a horrific clash unfurled on lap 7, involving 5 drivers.
Robert Wickens, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Pietro Fittipaldi and Takuma Sato were the 5 drivers involved in the crash, with the coming together of the cars of Wickens and Hunter-Reay triggering the massive crash.
Wicken’s car had actually sprung up in the air after the crash, with the car’s nose hitting the side fence.
“I was lucky to get out of that one,” said Hunter-Reay.
Check out the video of the crash:
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
IndyCar officials had confirmed that Wickens had suffered ‘orthopedic’ injuries and was awake and alert. He wasn’t in danger of any sorts and will now have to undergo weeks of recuperation.
Official IndyCar statement on injuries to Wickens and other IndyCar drivers pic.twitter.com/X4CF8TOnAT
— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) August 19, 2018
The final official update from IndyCar
“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 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. Further updates on his condition will be provided when available.”
The crash was as horrific as it looked and we hope that Wickens can get back to doing what he loves as soon as possible.