There has been another horrific Indy 500 crash during practice at the Indianapolis Speedway, making it two incidents in two weeks.
James Hinchcliffe crashed his Honda Indy Car racer during practice at this weekend’s Indy 500 event at the Indianapolis Speedway. A component on the front right suspension failed at high speed through turn three caused the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda into the wall. The caught fire as it slammed into the wall before rolling onto its side as it came to a stop.
Hinchcliffe was sent to the Methodist Hospital immediately after the crash with an injury to his left upper thigh. He underwent surgery and Indy Car officials have stated that he is currently in a stable condition.
This latest crash is the second Indy Car accident to occur at the Indianapolis Speedway in the past two weekends. Last weekend Helio Castroneves became airborne during practice after losing control of his race car flying around 30 meters through the air before coming to a rest. Incredibly, Castroneves walked away from his accident without injury and even drove again later that day.
Check out James Hinchcliffe’s crash below.