NEWGARDEN INJURED IN NASTY COLLISION
Indycar racer Josef Newgarden was taken to hospital with shoulder and wrist injuries after a hefty crash with Conor Daly at Texas last weekend.
The collision occurred when Daly had a sideways moment out of Turn 4 and shot into the path of Newgarden – who’s Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara was pinned against the barrier.
Newgarden had to be helped out of his car before collapsing on the track. The former British Formula Ford driver was then transferred to hospital with a fractured right clavicle and fracture on his right hand.
Daly was able to get out of the car and walk to the safety vehicle.
“I’m banged up a little bit but I’m generally OK,” said Newgarden. “I am feeling a little pain but I hope to be ready to rock and go again soon.
“I feel bad for both Conor and myself but I’m glad Conor is OK as well. Luckily I am all right, thank you again to everyone who has helped me.”
Daly, who has been team-mates with Newgarden in lower formulae, added: “I was the rookie to make a mistake. I just didn’t expect that slide at all.
“All of a sudden the rears just totally lost grip. It felt like I floated all the way through the corner.
“It was all my mistake and I should have recognised it. He’s a tough kid; I grew up with him. I felt so bad. To ruin someone else’s race is never cool.”