Bourdais Suffers Multiple Fractures During Indy 500 Qualifying

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On May 20 during qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the No. 18 GEICO Honda, crashed head first into the Turn 2 Safer Barrier during the third lap of his qualification attempt. He was helped out of the car by the Halmatro Safety Crew who arrived on the scene quickly, and was then transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis via ambulance. Bourdais was alert and telling the safety workers what was wrong.

At around 8 p.m. tonight INDYCAR released a medical update on Bourdais stating he suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and his right hip. The Frenchmen will undergo surgery for his pelvis sometime tonight.

“Sebastien is in good hands here at IU Methodist Hospital with the staff and we just wait for him to recover,” Dale Coyne, owner of the No.18 Honda said. will continue to update the situation as more information comes to light.