Andretti Autosport driver Justin Wilson is currently in a coma and listed in critical condition after suffering a head injury during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Sunday afternoon.
Wilson was driving near the back of a pack of cars when 20-year old Chip Ganassi Racing driver Sage Karam got loose and spun into the wall. It’s believed a nose cone piece from Karam’s car then hit Wilson in the head, causing him to lose control of his car and crash into the inside safety barrier.
“Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson suffered a severe head injury during the race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway.,” IndyCar confirmed in a prepared statement. “He is in a coma and listed in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa.”
“IndyCar sends its thoughts and prayers to Justin, his family, and Andretti Autosport during this difficult time.”
Wilson, 37, was immediately airlifted to hospital following the incident. According to IndyStar, the race series has provided no update on Wilson’s medical condition this morning.