Dario Franchitti, 13 Spectators Injured in Grandstand After Serious Race Car Crash at Grand Prix of Houston

VIDEO: Crash and response of rescue workers at Grand Prix of Houston.

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was injured in a serious crash at the Grand Prix of Houston. The crash also injured at least 13 spectators as the race car hit a barrier fence and sent debris into the stands. Japanese driver Takuma Sato bumped Franchitti’s car, sending the Indy car airborne into the protective fencing.

Franchitti, 40, suffered a concussion in the wreck and fractures to his spine and ankle. The ankle required surgery. The spinal fracture did not require surgery.

Houston Fire Department transported three spectators to hospital. Another ten spectators were treated at the scene.


Franchitti’s wife is Ashley Judd.


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