Hinchcliffe taken to Methodist Hospital following hard crash

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.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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