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#BillyWhizz: British teen who lost both legs in race crash returns home

2017-05-09 15:08

GOING HOME: Billy Monger, the British Formula 4 driver who lost both his legs after a tragic crash has been released from hospital. Image: FIA

Cape Town - Billy Monger, the British Formula 4 driver says he will race again, despite having both legs amputated after a horror crash at Donnington Park in April. 

Monger, who was 17 when the crash occurred, was left fighting for his life after the crash which left him trapped in his car for around 90 minutes. He was in hospital for three weeks. 

Monger's family have returned home with the youngster to their home in Charlwood, Surrey. 

Over £800 000 raised

The 18-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Friday 5 May,  told the BBC that he hopes to return to motorsport.

F1 stars, including Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button pledged support to the youngster and assisted in the more than £800 000 raised so far for his future racing endeavors. 

Trapped in race car

Monger was injured in a collision with a car being driven by Finland's Patrik Pasma which appeared to have stopped on the track.

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Onboard footage from a camera on Monger's car showed him seeming to run into the back of Pasma's stationary car.

After being trapped in his car for an hour and a half, the British driver was airlifted to hospital in nearby Nottingham.

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