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Mike Conway escapes with a broke leg after huge Indy shunt
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4 June 2010

British racer Mike Conway has vowed to race again after escaping with a broken left leg and a back injury in his horrific crash on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500.

Conway had been racing with Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars became entangled, resulting in the Briton being launched into the air.

See Mike Conway's crash at the Indy 500

His car hit the fencing and was torn in half, with the cockpit section landing upside down on the track.

Conway was flown straight to Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital, with the IndyCar safety team fearing delays in traffic if he was transported by road just as the race was finishing. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a broken leg and damage to his back.

"I'm feeling fine at the moment, all things considered" said Conway following surgery, "I'm just thankful that I came out of it alive. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery and am already looking forward to being back behind the wheel of a race car"

Prior to the incident, Conway had looked set for a top ten finish, having briefly led while trying an alternate fuel strategy.

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beachland2 5 June 2010

Re: Brit survives huge crash - pics

i have no particular interest in fatalities let alone a fascination. Is English your 1st language? as you maybe reading meanings that are not intended by the writer.

evile 5 June 2010

Re: Brit survives huge crash - pics

beach

I have one last comment regarding this discussion. What's your fascination with fatal crashes? It's not healthy.

I'm from a racing family, and I've been around the sport my entire life. My brother drives, and I know everytime we leave the shop he may not return. Fatalities are an ugly truth of the sport I love. We knew this going in.

However, I'm not only concerned about my brother. I pray that anyone who straps into a race car survives to race again...regardless of whatever form of the sport. Just think about it.

evile 5 June 2010

Re: Brit survives huge crash - pics

beachland2 wrote:

that video proves my point, that accident was low impact it lasted for seconds, the energy spread out over time. the worst accidents are over instantly after impact, even if its into a tyre barrier.

This accident should say it all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4gtEWQcv1Q&feature=related

End of story. This what happens when you over-correct on an oval at those speeds.

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