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.
Thank you for the prayers for @dariofranchitti I have only clothes on my back & the dogs but that's all that we need & we are on our way.
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) October 6, 2013
Franchitti’s wife is Ashley Judd.
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