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Aleshin conscious following heavy accident in MAVTV 500 final practice (UPDATED, VIDEO)

Aug 29, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. – A three-car accident has ended the final half hour practice session for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, with Mikhail Aleshin, Marco Andretti and Charlie Kimball involved in an accident through Turns 3 and 4.

INDYCAR has confirmed Aleshin is conscious and being airlifted to nearby Loma Linda University Medical Center. Aleshin is reported to be complaining of injuries to his right shoulder, and right foot.

A further medical update at 12:13 a.m. PT (3:13 a.m. ET) from INDYCAR said this:

Medical update from Dr. Terry Trammell, INDYCAR Medical Consultant:

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin was evaluated at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., on Aug. 29 and diagnosed with fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle, a concussion and chest injuries. He was admitted to the hospital and listed in serious but stable condition.

As for the accident itself, a wheel tether and wheel itself went through the catch fencing on the outside of Turn 4, with the fence itself sheared away.

Upon a replay, Aleshin went low through Turns 3 and 4, below the white line, then spun up the road and on top of Kimball.

Once he hit and climbed Kimball’s car, that sent him somersaulting along the catch fencing, peeling it away. Andretti spun up in the accident.

Both Kimball and Andretti were out of their cars after the accident, with safety crews tending to Aleshin. Kimball was checked and released from the infield care center and Andretti didn’t require a trip to medical.

MotorSportsTalk will have further updates following this accident.

  1. testover6370 - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    My Apple TV died at the exact frame that Aleshin went into Kimball. Got it back up and running on my iPad just in time to see the aftermath before the feed was shut down. That Indycar shut down the broadcast early makes me nervous. I hope Aleshin is OK.

    • chad4208 - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

      i know this is waaaaay after the fact but they sometimes end internet feeds early \anyway. The qualifying feed cut out before Helio’s run so…. for future reference i dont think that means much

  2. worknman24hours - Aug 30, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Great big ugly oil or moisture spot on the track simply lit Mikhail’s rear tires up as soon as he ran over it.

    You can see it in the low driving line on track right as the replay starts as his tires break traction.

    Never had any chance of saving that.

    Hope he’s o.k. too .

    What a nasty crash.

    Kudos to the people who built his car.

    Looks like his carbon fiber tub was tested at two hundred miles per hour against a fence post.

    Get well soon,Mikhail.

    Glad Kimball and Andretti are o.k.

  3. thepeoplesloans - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Prayers going out to Mikhail Aleshin, I hope he has a full recovery and gets back on track soon…

  4. kitnamania13 - Aug 30, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    The irony is that the accident extinguished his teammate’s slim title chances.

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