Montreal, December 9, 2002 - Canadian racecar driver Ashley Taws is in hospital after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident on Saturday evening north of Toronto. Taws, 19, was one of five occupants in a car driven by a friend, and was on her way home from the movies when the accident occurred.
She sustained internal injuries, damage to her leg as well as a broken back. She underwent surgery last night at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and is scheduled for further tests tomorrow.
Taws tied for Rookie of the Year and finished fourth in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship in 2002. She became the first woman to earn a podium finish in the series history and the first woman to earn a pole position, which she captured at the Molson Indy Toronto.
Cards may be sent to Taws in care of your dad at:
60 Renfrew Drive #340
Markham, ON, L3R 0E1
A medical update will follow as soon as it becomes available.