It happened very fast.
On the eighth lap at today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono, Ryan Wickens moved inside Ryan Hunter-Reay. They touched. And then this happened. (It’s a violent crash, as a warning.)
Another look, if you want it:
Five drivers ended up involved, with Wickens, Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato, and Pietro Fittipaldi all being collected. But Wickens was the major concern; he was airlifted to a hospital without an update to his condition, which did lead to some understandable speculation. But after about an hour, IndyCar did provide an update to his condition, noting he’s awake and alert:
— IndyCar on NBC (@IndyCaronNBC) August 19, 2018
Hopefully Wickens and everyone else involved makes a full recovery. As for the race itself, it remains under a red flag, as crews attempt to repair the catch fencing.