Justin Wilson in a coma, condition "critical"

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IndyCar has released an update on driver Justin Wilson.

Justin Wilson suffered a severe head injury after being struck by debris from Sage Karam's car in the closing laps of the 500-miler at Pocono. The accident took place on the 180th lap.

Wilson was unconscious when the Holmatro safety team arrived at the scene and was immediately airlifted to a local hospital.

Series officials have now released a statement, updating the public regarding the condition of the injured Andretti Autosport driver...

"Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson sustained a severe head injury during today's event at Pocono Raceway. Wilson is currently in a coma and in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

"INDYCAR sends its thoughts and prayers to Justin, his family and Andretti Autosport during this difficult time.

"Additional updates to Wilson's condition will be released when available."

More: Wilson airlifted to hospital after helmet strikes debris

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Series IndyCar
Event Pocono
Track Pocono Raceway
Drivers Justin Wilson
Teams Andretti Autosport
Article type Breaking news