Indycar driver admitted to hospital after accident

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A1GP winner Christian Vietoris (L) of Germany drinks champagne as second-placed Robert Wickens of Canada douses him after the feature race in Round 5 of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Taupo January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Nigel Marple (NEW ZEALAND)

Pennsylvania , Aug20 :
Canadian Formula One driver Robert Wickens, who met with an accident during the early stages of the IndyCar Pocono race, has been admitted to the hospital with severe orthopaedic injuries.
The IndyCar driver was competing in ABC Supply 500 Series when he got bumped while trying to overtake another driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay on lap six.
Giving out the further details of the accident, an official statement of the IndyCar said that the medical authorities are further evaluating the condition of the racer.
“Rookie Robert Wickens was awake and alert before being transported by helicopter for further observation at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He was admitted to the hospital with orthopaedic injuries and undergoing further evaluation,” the statement read.
The race was restarted following a two-hour delay after race workers cleared the track and fixed the busted fence. Ex-Formula One racer Alexander Rossi later emerged victorious in the race.

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