IRL: Kanaan fractures left arm in Motegi accident

MOTEGI, Japan, Sunday, April 13, 2003 -- IRL IndyCarTM Series standout Tony Kanaan suffered a radial fracture of his left arm in a two-car accident during the Indy Japan 300 on April 13 at Twin Ring Motegi, said Dr. Geoffrey Billows of the Indy ...

MOTEGI, Japan, Sunday, April 13, 2003 -- IRL IndyCarTM Series standout Tony Kanaan suffered a radial fracture of his left arm in a two-car accident during the Indy Japan 300 on April 13 at Twin Ring Motegi, said Dr. Geoffrey Billows of the Indy Racing League medical staff.

Kanaan is awake and alert at Dokkyo University Hospital in Tochigi, Japan, Billows said. X-rays on Kanaan's legs were negative, Billows said.

Brazilian native Kanaan and pole sitter Scott Dixon collided and 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.

Further updates on Kanaan's condition will be provided when available.

UPDATE:
Kanaan was released from Dokkyo University Hospital in Tochigi, Japan, and is returning to Indianapolis for further treatment, Billows said. X-rays on Kanaan's right leg were negative, Billows said.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan