IndyCar driver Justin Winston blames a faulty transmission in the accident that sent two crew members to the hospital on Friday during the first practice session for the Honda Indy Toronto.
The victims, Sebastien Bourdais’ pit crew members Chuck Homan and Raffi Aroyan were sent to the hospital. Homan had sustained the most severe injury when his leg was pinned between two cars and Aroyan for ankle injury.
Homan received medicl attention and subsequently released while Aroyan was released after not requiring treatment.
Wilson posted a statement on his website explaining that he was stuck in first gear and could not get into neutral and in addition, his brakes were cold making it difficult for him to stop. At the last second, he tried to the dive into the wall to take the speed off but unfortunately, the guys were there. Wilson sincerely hopes they are alright.
Two others, Dragon Racing’s Daniel Martin and Wilson’s Dale Coyne Racing team member Michael Cole, were hurt and treated and discharged from the infield care center.
After the problem of the car was diagnosed, Wilson returned to practice but only lasted shortly after he was forced to put his car into the wall to avoid striking Alex Tagliani who spun in front of him in Turn 8.
Wilson said that the session was horrible and hopes to make the next session better.
Last month, Wilson won at Texas and currently in 11th rank in the point standings.
Qualifying will be on Saturday in Toronto whilst the race is on Sunday.
Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced Toronto car accident lawyer now for a free consultation.