Justin Wilson in coma after Pocono accident

August 24, 2015
Marijan Malcevic

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, who suffered a severe head injury Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway during ABCSupply500 race, when he was hit in the head by debris from Sage Karam‘s car, is in a coma and in critical condition at hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Wilson was airlifted from Pocono following the accident. Karam was also taken to a local hospital for a right foot injury.


Karam was leading in Lap 180 (of 200) when he crashed in front of the field. Wilson was hit in the head by the debris, apparently knocked unconscious, and his car then hit the inside wall. It looks like Wilson was hit in the helmet by the nose cone of Karam’s car, which is a much heavier piece of bodywork than any other.


Wilson, 36, has driven in major IndyCar since the 2004 season. He was driving a partial schedule in 2015 for Andretti Autosport. His team-mate Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s race.



Photo: indycar.com

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