Every week, TicketForce brings you news on one of four industries: racing, sports, theatre, or music. This week’s #RacingWrap brings you an update on the recovery of Dario Franchitti after a nasty crash at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on October 6th.
During the last lap of race two of the IndyCar Series Championship, Franchitti crashed with Takuma Sato. It was reported that he hit the back of Sato’s car and was launched over it into the fence. He then boomeranged back onto the track where he spun a few times before coming to a stop. Driver E.J. Viso also crashed into Sato’s vehicle, causing the raceway to become blocked off to other racers. There was severe damage to his car and the fencing in addition to injuries of himself and spectators, after 13 people were struck by debris.
Franchitti suffered a concussion, two fractures to his spine, and a fracture to his ankle. There was no word on the severity of the spectator’s injuries, but 11 of them were treated on-site while two were rushed to the hospital. Luckily, all parties involved are recovering and doing okay.
After returning home to Indianapolis to recover from ankle surgery, Franchitti was submitted for a second surgery. If all goes well, Franchitti has plans to return to IndyCar for the 2014 season.
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