James Hinchcliffe has suffered an injury to his upper thigh, but is in stable condition after a hard crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 and is undergoing surgery at Methodist Hospital.
Something appeared to break on the right front suspension car as it suddenly veered to the the right and smashed into the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier. The car then spun down the track and briefly flipped onto its side and came back right side up before sliding to a stop.
The Holmatro Safety Team extricated Hinchcliffe out of his car where he was taken to the Indiana University Infield Medical Center before being transferred to Methodist Hospital. The Canadian was awake and alert and talking to rescue workers.
IndyCar suspended the practice session for the day while the accidentwas being investigated and the session was resumed at 4:15 p.m.