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Justin Wilson sustains pelvic fractures, pulmonary contusion in Fontana crash

Oct 20, 2013, 3:00 AM EDT

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Justin Wilson was the only driver injured in the earlier six-car accident during Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 IZOD IndyCar Series finale at Auto Club Speedway.

Just past 2 a.m. ET, an update from INDYCAR medical director Michael Olinger was that Wilson has non-operable pelvic fractures and a small pulmonary contusion. He will be kept overnight for observation in a local hospital, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Wilson got loose in-between Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 111. Two cars – Oriol Servia and Josef Newgarden – collided while taking evasive action going high to avoid Wilson. Another car, Tristan Vautier, also tried the high line to avoid hitting Wilson but wound up spearing his car with the nose.

In 2011, Wilson had sustained a compression fracture to his T-5 vertebra. The back injury sidelined him for the remainder of that season.

Throughout the night, Wilson’s younger brother Stefan, who made his own IndyCar debut at Baltimore last month as Wilson’s teammate at Dale Coyne Racing, kept everyone updated on his older brother’s status.

  1. Jeff - Oct 20, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Hope to see Dario and Justin back next year.

  2. apexassassin - Oct 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Where’s the asshole commenter saying he’d rather have a crash in an Indycar than an F1 car?

    • indycarseries500 - Oct 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      Resorting to name calling again? Is that really all you got? A car built to take impacts at 230+mph is going to be safer and has proven that. Go live in your fantasy world since you know nothing about F1, NASCAR, Sports Cars or IndyCar, Pirelli will even build you some crappy tires since they just decide to do that on their own.

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