Teenage Formula 3 Racer Tweets She’s ‘Fine’ Hours After Wild Airborne Crash in Macau
A crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix has to be seen to be believed. Early reports suggest everyone involved survived. pic.twitter.com/jc4TXOdNn0
— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) November 18, 2018
The video of the crash was just plain terrifying.
During the Macau Grand Prix, a driver lost control of her race car before shooting over her fellow drivers and head-on into a fence.
That driver was Sophia Floersch.
Floersch is only 17 and thankfully survived the crash.
And in fact, just hours after her death-defying moment, she was tweeting she was “fine” and thanking those supporting and caring for her.
“Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow [sic] morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages,” she wrote. “Update soon.”
Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.
— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018
Floersch, however, is not quite fine.
According to a medical report published by Van Amersfoort Racing she broke her spine and is not fit to be racing just yet.
— VanAmersfoortRacing (@VARmotorsport) November 18, 2018
One other driver and 3 others — including members of the media — were also taken to the hospital as a result of the harrowing crash. Fans and members of the Formula 3 community have offered their best wishes for the racing teen during her recovery.
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