IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies from head injury at Pocono

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Mike S., Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Mike S.

    Mike S. GIF Hall Of Fame Class Of 2007 Staff Member

    Credit goes to Yahoo Sports

    IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson died Monday after suffering a severe head injury at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.

    Wilson was hit in the head by a piece debris from Sage Karam's car. Karam, leading the race at the time, crashed by himself and debris from his car spread across the track. What appeared to be the nose cone of Karam's car bounced on the track and struck a trailing Wilson in the helmet. Wilson was apparently knocked unconscious. His car then veered suddenly to the left and he struck the inside wall.

    Wilson was airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., where he was in a coma.

    IndyCar made the announcement of Wilson's passing at approximately 9 p.m. ET Monday. The sanctioning body did not take any questions about his death and said he died while surrounded by his family. Wilson is survived by his wife Julia and their two children.
  2. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    RIP, that's awful. I saw the vid of the crash, scary stuff.