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".
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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.
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