IndyCar driver Aleshin healing after Fontana crash

GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin has been upgraded to stable condition after undergoing a procedure for a chest injury from his horrific crash during a practice session.

IndyCar announced Aleshin’s improvement Saturday before its season-ending race at Fontana.

Aleshin was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center on Friday night after his car flew and spun into the air in Turn 4 at Fontana. The Russian driver spun up the track and collided with Charlie Kimball, and Aleshin’s car ripped a large hole in the catch fencing.

Aleshin was taken from the track in an ambulance and airlifted to the hospital, where he was admitted in serious condition with broken ribs, a broken right collarbone, a concussion and an unspecified chest injury.

Aleshin is 15th in the IndyCar points standings.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Advertiser Content