F3 Driver Sophia Floersch Taken To Hospital After Terrifying Crash
17-year old F3 driver Sophia Floersch has been taken to hospital after being involved in a frightening crash at the Macau Grand Prix today.
Floersch's vehicle spiralled out of control when on a tight bend and she collided with the TOM'S Dallara-Toyota, which was being driven by Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi.
Tsuboi hit the kerb and the impact led to Floersch's car flying over the barrier and into the photographers section in a truly horrifying scene.
TERRIFYING!- Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) November 18, 2018
This crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix has to be seen to be believed. The driver somehow survived. pic.twitter.com/kdesR7Ehry
A crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix has to be seen to be believed. Early reports suggest everyone involved survived. pic.twitter.com/jc4TXOdNn0
- Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) November 18, 2018
As per the BBC, the German has been taken to hospital with a fractured spine but encouragingly, her team Van Amersfoort Racing say she is "conscious and stable".
Five player have been injured in total. Tsuboi, the driver Floersch hit, is suffering from back pain as a result of the crash, with two photographers and a marshal also in hospital with different injuries.
According to Autosport, citing a medical report from those who organise the race, photographers Chan Weng Wang and Minami Hiroyuki have been diagnosed with a liver laceration and a concussion respectively, while Chan Cha is dealing with "fractured facial bone and lacerations".
Things could have been much worse but we hope for a speedy recovery for all those involved.