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Teen driver fractures spine in Macau Grand Prix horror crash: Watch

Teen driver fractures spine in Macau Grand Prix horror crash

Macau Grand Prix horror crash, Germany’s 17-year-old car racer Sophia Floersch suffered a spinal fracture after her car flew off tracks and crashed into the barriers during the Macau Grand Prix. Floersch was travelling at 276.2 km/h when she lost control of her car and hit the inside wall of the track before flying over a rival. Four other people were also reportedly injured.

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Van Amersfoort Racing’s Sophia Floersch was conscious and stable after the smash when her car became airborne and hurtled into a marshals and photographers’ area.

Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, two photographers and a marshal were also taken to hospital.

“All were conscious during transit to the hospital and are now receiving medical treatment. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible,” said the Macau Grand Prix Organising Committee in a statement cited by multiple sources, including the South China Morning Post and shared on Twitter by Italy’s Prema Powerteam.

 

Dramatic footage captured gasps from the crowd as Floersch’s machine flew through the air and into safety netting at the Guia Circuit’s Lisboa bend, a sharp right-hander.

The German teenager, running 16th, lost control in a contact down the straight, launched off a kerb and bounced off Tsuboi’s TOM’s Racing car.

Van Amersfoort Racing tweeted a medical report saying Floersch was admitted to the emergency room of a Macau hospital with a spinal fracture and vital signs stable.

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The marshal suffered a broken jaw, while another victim had abdominal pain from a lacerated liver, according to medical reports by the Macau Grand Prix sent to AFP.

“I hope everybody’s OK after this crash, I wish them the best recovery,” said European champion Mick Schumacher, the son of stricken F1 legend Michael, according to the Post.

Nineteen-year-old Briton Dan Ticktum of Red Bull Junior Team won the race on the fabled Macau street circuit, which has been graced by F1 greats such as Schumacher senior and Ayrton Senna.

At least three people have died on the Macau Grand Prix circuit.

British rider Daniel Hegarty died last year after hitting a barrier at Fishermen’s Bend during the Macau Grand Prix’s feature motorcycle race.

The Macau Grand Prix also suffed two deaths in 2012 when Portugal’s Luis Carreira and Hong Kong’s Phillip Yau were killed within two days of each other.

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