CHAMPCAR/CART: Danny Sullivan update

Sullivan in Good Condition Following Surgery Former Indy 500 and PPG Cup Champion Danny Sullivan was listed in good condition Monday evening at Methodist Hospital following a three and a half hour operation on his fractured pelvis, which he ...

Sullivan in Good Condition Following Surgery

Former Indy 500 and PPG Cup Champion Danny Sullivan was listed in good condition Monday evening at Methodist Hospital following a three and a half hour operation on his fractured pelvis, which he injured in a lap 194 accident with Lyn St. James during Sunday's Marlboro 500.

Dr. Terry Trammell, IndyCar's Director of Medical Services, performed the surgery Monday afternoon which included the insertion of two metal plates in the inner portion of this right pelvic area. The Plates, which are permanently attached to Sullivan's pelvis, will provide support to the area and ensure that the fractured bone heals properly. During the operation, Trammell also removed a plate in inserted into Sullivan's right forearm during the 1989 Indy car season. Trammell stated that Sullivan, who drives a VISA-sponsored Reynard for PacWest Racing, will remain at Methodist Hospital a minimum of 48 hours and is expected to make a complete recovery.

Sullivan was running in seventh position in Sunday's race when St. James, who was a lap down to Sullivan but running just ahead of him on the track, reportedly lost her engine and spun into Sullivan's path with both hitting the turn 2 wall. Sullivan was examined in the infield hospital before being airlifted to nearby Foote Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. Monday morning, Sullivan was flown from Jackson to Indianapolis for the operation.

August 1, 1995

David Foote PacWest Marketing for Scott Tingwald PacWest Public Relations

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Lyn St. James , Danny Sullivan