Crashes are a scary, yet thankfully infrequent part of auto racing. However, when they do happen, they are always worrisome.
Unfortunately, there was a brutal crash during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. The fiery wreck caused a stoppage of the IndyCar race and sent one driver to a local hospital via helicopter.
Here is footage of the crash.
The wreck involved drivers Robert Wickens, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and Pietro Fittipaldi. All the drivers were taken to the infield medical center and it was Wickens who had to be airlifted.
Fortunately, the most recent update from IndyCar is relatively positive.
“Robert Wickens was awake and alert when he came here (infield medical center) and is being transported to Lehigh Valley Cedarcrest Hospital in Allentown (Pa.) for evaluation," said IndyCar Vice President of Communications Curt Gavin. "We’ll have more updates later. That’s where we stand.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Wickens. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.
We will update you on his condition when more info becomes available.