Businessman and race driver Roger Scotton was hit by a car on January 15, 2003 and is undergoing continued evaluation at a local Boca Raton hospital. Scotton's condition has stabilized as he remains in serious condition.
Scotton, a former Brazilian karting champion has achieved success both on and off the racetrack, and he is the owner and president of Scotton Enterprises, Inc., located in the Miami area.
In December, 2002, he and Leo Maia visited the Children Hospital in Miami and Boca Raton Town Center Mall to raise money for local kids.
Ironically, Scotton spoke to the kids about safe driving. The driver of the car who hit him -- while he was returning home on his motorcycle -- ran a red light and, according to Scotton Enterprises, the driver has been arrested as he also had a suspended license.
On Saturday, Scotton's respirator was removed and he was able to breathe on his own, to answer questions from the doctors and respond to commands. However, they will keep him on the respirator as he is still sedated. The 32-year-old driver is responding to treatment.
On Sunday, the hospital medical staff did state that Scotton will undergo further evaluation and MRI for his legs and head injuries. At this time, his vital signs are good.
Scotton raced for Orbit Racing in the American Le Mans Series 2002 Miami event and competes in the Barber Formula series. Scotton had recently signed with Amarican Viper for 2003 ALMS.
UPDATE: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Roger Scotton remained in stable condition at a Boca Raton hospital. He is expected to remain in the hospital's intensive care unit for the next day. The Brazilian race car driver had respiratory problems last night and will remain on the respirator while he is kept sedated for another twenty-four hours. He is responding to treatment. Dr. Stewart has stated that there are no serious internal injuries and his vital signs remain stable. The extent of his injuries are to his knees, foot and his nose.
Motorsport.com will have further updates as they become available.