IRL: Kanaan, Dixon suffer fractures in Motegi accident

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Tuesday, April 15, 2003 -- IRL IndyCarÔ Series drivers Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon both suffered fractures in a two-car accident during the Indy Japan 300 on April 13 at Twin Ring Motegi, said Dr. Henry Bock, Indy Racing...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Tuesday, April 15, 2003 -- IRL IndyCarÔ Series drivers Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon both suffered fractures in a two-car accident during the Indy Japan 300 on April 13 at Twin Ring Motegi, said Dr. Henry Bock, Indy Racing League Director of Medical Services.

Kanaan suffered a radial fracture on his left arm, and Dixon suffered multiple fractures in his right hand and wrist.

Dixon, the winner of the season opener in Miami, and Kanaan, the winner of the league's second race in Phoenix, crashed in Turn 3 on Lap 178 while dueling for the lead. Kanaan, who started second, was credited with 14th place in the No. 11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone. Dixon, who started on the pole, was credited with 15th place in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz G Force/Toyota/Firestone.

Kanaan is expected to have surgery on his left arm in the next few days. Further updates on both their conditions will be provided when available.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing