IndyCar Series racer James Hinchcliffe is in stable condition following surgery after a serious crash on May 18 in practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. While going through Turn 3, his car suffered a right-front suspension failure that sent the driver into the wall.

Hinchcliffe suffered severe wounds to his legs in the crash. When the car made contact, a suspension wishbone penetrated the cockpit, went completely through Hinchcliffe's right leg, then entered his left thigh and stabbed into his pelvis, according to Racer. In addition to causing significant bleeding, the injury also pinned the driver into the car until safety crews could arrive.

Hinchcliffe was then taken Indiana University Methodist Hospital for surgery. "The worst possible accident that you can have here is to be fully loaded right in the middle of the corner and have something break. It was a really horrible circumstance for him," racer Townsend Bell said to ESPN.

Hinchcliffe is currently in eighth place in the IndyCar Series driver's points standings. He would have started on the eighth row of this year's Indy 500 on May 24. Since the crash, fellow racers, teams, and fans have shown an outpouring of support on Twitter with the hashtag #GetWellSoonHinch.

The video below shows Hinchcliffe's crash from multiple angles and includes drivers reacting to it.




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