IRL: Hallisky awaits surgery

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 -- Bernie Hallisky, the left-rear tire changer for Kelley Racing's No. 78 entry, is listed in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Dr. Kevin Scheid ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 -- Bernie Hallisky, the left-rear tire changer for Kelley Racing's No. 78 entry, is listed in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Dr. Kevin Scheid said.

Hallisky, of Shelbyville, Ind., underwent surgery Aug. 11 for a compound fracture of his right leg, multiple fractures in his pelvis and a left hip fracture, said Scheid, who performed the operation.

He was moved from the ICU for a short time Aug. 13 but returned after a blood clot developed in his lung. Hallisky was scheduled to have additional surgery on his hip Aug. 15, but the operation was postponed until next week.

Hallisky's injuries were a result of an accident on pit road during the Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Get-well wishes for Hallisky may be sent to:

Kelley Racing
6803 Coffman
Indianapolis, IN 46268

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