Robert Wickens
Robert Wickens

Indycar driver admitted to hospital after accident

ANI | Updated: Aug 20, 2018 14:51 IST

Pennsylvania (USA), August 20 (ANI): Canadian Formula One driver Robert Wickens, who met with an accident during the early stages of the IndyCar Pocono race, has been admitted to the hospital with severe orthopaedic injuries.
The IndyCar driver was competing in ABC Supply 500 Series when he got bumped while trying to overtake another driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay on lap six.
Giving out the further details of the accident, an official statement of the IndyCar said that the medical authorities are further evaluating the condition of the racer.
"Rookie Robert Wickens was awake and alert before being transported by helicopter for further observation at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the hospital with orthopaedic injuries and undergoing further evaluation," the statement read.
The race was restarted following a two-hour delay after race workers cleared the track and fixed the busted fence. Ex-Formula One racer Alexander Rossi later emerged victorious in the race. (ANI)