Franchitti and fans wounded at Grand Prix in Houston
Race car driver and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti broke two of his vertebrae and his right ankle, and was concussed during Sunday’s IndyCar race, the Grand Prix of Houston, on October 6.
Franchitti was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital to have his ankle operated on. He was confined overnight.
One IndyCar official was also subjected to monitoring and administering of medical attention due to his slight physical injuries.
Franchitti’s car collided with driver Takuma Sato’s, launching the latter’s automobile into the fence that separated the audience form the race. Debris showered into the audience, injuring 13 spectators.
IndyCar officials said they are investigating the incident.
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