- NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was left in a “serious condition” in hospital on Monday night following a devastating crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.
- The 42-year-old driver crashed with both Ryan Blaney and Corey LaJoie at 190 miles-per-hour, according to Sky, causing his car to flip into the air, land on its roof, and subsequently catch fire.
- Rescue crews rushed to put out the fire and cut Newman free, before he was transferred to Halifax Medical Centre, where he is being treated for serious but “non life threatening injuries.”
- See pictures of the full sequence of events, and the aftermath, below.
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Ryan Newman was left in a “serious condition” in hospital on Monday night following a devastating crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Roush Fenway Racing driver Newman was leading the race in Florida with less than a lap remaining when he was spun out by Ryan Blaney, and subsequently thrown into the air as Corey LaJoie crashed into him at 190 miles-per-hour, according to Sky.
Newman’s car landed on its roof and burst into flames, before rescue crews rushed to stop the fire and get the 42-year-old out of the vehicle.
He was taken immediately to hospital, where doctors are treating him for serious but “non life threatening injuries.”
“Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Centre,” said NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell after the incident.
“We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family at this time.”
See the full sequence of events, and the aftermath, below.
The crash started as Newman attempted to block a late surge from Blaney near the finish line.
Blaney hit the back of Newman, causing him to spin out and crash into the track’s retaining wall.
Newman’s car then flipped before LaJoie slammed into him at around 190 mph, causing his car to be thrown into the air.
As Newman landed and skidded along the tarmac his car set alight.
Once at a halt, Newman’s car could be seen leaking large amounts of fuel onto the ground.
Rescue crews rushed to put out the flames engulfing Newman’s car.
His pit crew watched on in horror as they were kept away from the scene.
The 42-year-old was then cut out of the vehicle by a crew of more than 20 rescuers.
And stretchered into an ambulance while being obscured by protective screens.
He was then taken to the nearby Halifax Medical Centre, where he remains in a serious condition. His injuries are not life threatening, NASCAR said.
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