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2013-10-11 08:32

LUCKY ESCAPE FOR INDYCAR VETERAN : IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti is recovering from his horror crash in Texas though he will need to undergo more surgery on his right ankle . Image: AP

HOUSTON, Texas - Earlier in October 2013 Wheels24  reported that a a horror crash landed triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti in hospital and left more than a dozen spectators injured at a 2013 Houston IndyCar race.

On October 10 2013 Franchitti was released from a Houston hospital, four days after suffering a fractured spine, broken ankle and concussion in a the crash.

Video: Franchitti crashes

The Ganassi Racing driver will travel home to Indianapolis for more surgery on his right ankle, IndyCar reported.


Franchitti's car went airborne and destroyed a portion of the catch fence before the wreckage spun several times. Flying debris injured several spectators after the cause of the crash, a collision with Takuma Sato's car on the final lap.

Franchitti said: "I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and I'm thankful to have such a great family and such wonderful friends and fans. Thanks to everybody at the hospital and the track for taking such good care of me during my stay in Houston."

Franchitti will be replaced by Alex Tagliani during IndyCar's season finale in Fontana, California on October 19.
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