HOUSTON — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti continues to undergo treatment for injuries suffered in a crash on the last lap of Sunday’s Grand Prix of Houston IZOD IndyCar Series race.
Franchitti was transported to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center with a concussion, two spinal fractures and a fractured right ankle. Franchitti underwent surgery to temporarily stabilize the ankle.
He will remain hospitalized in Houston for a few days before being transported to Indianapolis.
“Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes,” Franchitti said in a statement. “They mean a lot to me. I would also like to send my best to all the fans involved in the accident and hope that everyone is alright.”
IndyCar later released the following statement: “Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by yesterday’s accident. Thank you to the people of Houston for their support of the Grand Prix and their concern for Dario Franchitti, the fans and race personnel. IndyCar is thoroughly reviewing the incident. Reducing the risks that are associated with racing is one of our highest priorities and receives our constant and on-going focus.”