Mike Conway injures leg in frightening, airborne crash at end of Indy 500By AP
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Conway injures leg in airborne crash
INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver Mike Conway was flown to an Indianapolis hospital for evaluation following a horrific crash at the end of the Indy 500.
Conway was battling Ryan Hunter-Reay for position between turns three and four when the two collided. The 26-year-old Englishman’s No. 24 car flew up into the catch fence then fell back toward the track, nearly taking out defending champion Helio Castroneves.
The ensuing caution helped Dario Franchitti hold off Dan Wheldon for the win.
Hunter-Reay said he had run of gas and had “nowhere to go.” Earlier in the race, Hunter-Reay bumped Dixon in the pits. In that incident, Hunter-Reay said he tore ligaments in his right thumb and will have surgery on Monday.
Conway complained of a leg injury following the wreck. He was immediately taken to Methodist Hospital for evaluation. He was flown because of the heavy post-race traffic.
Conway, who led briefly in the later stages of the race, finished 19th.
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