Terrifying from Every Angle: Insane IndyCar Crash Ends With Driver Airlifted to Hospital


That brutal crash above took place on Sunday morning at Pocono Raceway during the ABC Supply 500 race, garnering a two-hour caution flag halt to the race and a helicopter airlift for injured driver Robert Wickens.

Here’s more from the AP, via ESPN.

The Canadian driver was attempting to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars slightly touched. That caused Hunter-Reay’s car to careen into the wall, and Wickens’ car was pulled along for the ride. Wickens launched over Hunter-Reay’s car and sailed into the catchfence, where the tub of his Honda spun several times before crashing back onto the track.

Medical workers attended to Wickens, who was taken to an ambulance before being transported to a helicopter. IndyCar vice president of communications Curt Cavin said Wickens, 29, was awake and alert and being taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

“That’s the worst thing you can see. He’s hurt. He’s awake and alert and at least he’s alive,” driver Sebastien Bourdais said.

On Twitter, a lot of videos came out quickly of the spectacular and terrible wreck.

Here’s the full broadcast clip from NBC Sports.

Amazingly, it seems everyone is going to be okay.

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