LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Dario Franchitti crash video from the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 2 today prompted concerns about the driver and spectators injured. In the latest injury update on Dario Franchitti crash today October 6, 2013, NBC tweets that Dario is “hospitalized overnight after a concussion, spinal fracture and fractured right ankle”.
Officials tell news that the Dario Franchitti crash (video below) left the driver hospitalized Sunday. Franchitti will remain overnight inside Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. Franchitti suffered a concussion, a spinal fracture, and a fractured right ankle. None of the three injures need surgery, INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger tells NBC.
A news statement has been issued following Sunday’s crash. Race organizer Mi-Jack Promotions, Reliant Park and INDYCAR states “Officials are investigating the incident and currently do not have further information at this time.” They added that “Fan and driver safety are always a primary concern and we will provide further details as they are available.” Officials could not confirm the conditions of spectators injured. Additionally it remains unknown how many spectators were injured.
But KTRK reported that thirteen fans were injured at Turn 13, Moreover one timing and scoring officials was reportedly injured as well.