British racer Stefan Wilson rushed to hospital with fractured back after horror crash in Indy 500 practice | The Sun

BRITISH racing star Stefan Wilson has been rushed to hospital with a fractured back.

That’s after suffering a horror crash in practice at the Indy 500.

The terrifying incident occurred on Monday halfway through the two-hour session.

Wilson collided with fellow driver Katherine Legge as they attempted to take the bend from Turn 1 into Turn 2.

The two cars then smashed into the hoardings by the side of the tarmac, with Wilson taking the brunt of the damage head-on.

Practice was halted immediately as medics rushed onto the road.


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Legge appeared to be unharmed as she climbed unaided from her car.

But Wilson looked to be in a worse way as it took 10 minutes to remove him from the wreckage.

The ace gave a thumbs-up as he was put into a neck brace before being stretchered to a nearby ambulance.

However, Wilson will not be taking any further part in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

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Wilson is 'doing well' but won't be taking any further part in the competitionCredit: Alamy
Katherine Legge has had the all-clear after walking from the crash unscathedCredit: Getty

Although doctors confirmed he's "doing well", scans revealed the Brit fractured a vertebrae in his back.

And while Legge has been released after medical checks, Wilson needs to remain hospitalised until further notice.

Dr Julia Vaizer, chief medical director for IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, said: "I can tell you that he's doing well. He's in good spirits."

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