Rosenqvist in hospital after crash into wall at Belle Isle

Felix Rosenqvist has been taken to a Detroit hospital following a crash early within the IndyCar race on Belle Isle

DETROIT — Felix Rosenqvist was taken to a Detroit hospital following a wall-smashing crash Saturday early within the IndyCar race on Belle Isle.

The throttle appeared to stay in Rosenqvist’s automotive as he entered the sixth flip on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. With no technique to cease or gradual his automotive, the Swede slammed right into a tire barrier with sufficient pressure to maneuver the retaining wall.

Among the tires even went over the wall and Rosenqvist’s automotive was caught nose-up at a virtually 45-degree angle jammed into the scattered tire barrier. He appeared to wrestle to catch his breath, and IndyCar’s security group positioned Rosenqvist in a neck brace whereas extricating him.

The race was red-flagged for the wall to be rebuilt — even Penske Corp. President Bud Denker was on the monitor re-stacking tires and inspecting the broken wall — and Rosenqvist was at first taken to the monitor’s medical heart.

“Felix was acutely aware the complete time, speaking the complete time and he is having some soreness,” stated Dr. Geoffrey Billows, IndyCar’s director of medical companies. “He had no lack of sensation anyplace or lack of operate and we had been in a position to get him out of the automotive.”

Billows stated Rosenqvist was being transferred to a hospital for “enhanced imaging” however cited privateness legal guidelines in declining to disclose extra. Billows added that IndyCar’s preliminary analysis didn’t reveal any “muscular or skeletal injury.”

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