Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hinchcliffe out of intensive care following Indianapolis accident

(Team Penske)

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery from the severe injuries the Canadian suffered in his accident during practice for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500.

The Toronto native who was transferred to the IU Health Methodist hospital in Indianapolis for treatment on Monday and underwent surgery has credited the safety crews and medical staff at the hospital with saving his life after he suffered major blood loss in the accident. 

The mayor of Hinch Town as he is known as is out of intensive care but will not race in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the foreseeable future.

Honda have confirmed that Hinchcliffe’s crash was caused by a front right suspension failure as the 28 year old entered Turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The medical team treating Hinchcliffe are happy with the progress he is making. 

© Ben Johnston 2015

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