IPS: Matthew Halliday medical update 2002-07-12

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Friday, July 12, 2002 -- Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series driver Matthew Halliday was released from the Intensive Care Unit at Kansas University Medical Center on July 12 and is listed in good condition, said Dr. Henry Bock, Indy...

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Friday, July 12, 2002 -- Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series driver Matthew Halliday was released from the Intensive Care Unit at Kansas University Medical Center on July 12 and is listed in good condition, said Dr. Henry Bock, Indy Racing League director of medical services.

Halliday was listed in good condition July 9, but he began experiencing shortness of breath later that day. He was moved into the intensive care unit overnight and diagnosed with bruised lungs. His breathing improved, allowing him to return to a room.

Halliday, 23, was treated for a concussion, a broken left wrist and a fractured right ankle after a crash during the inaugural Infiniti Pro Series race July 7 at Kansas Speedway.

The accident occurred in Turn 2 on Lap 3 of the event. Halliday, a resident of Indianapolis and native of Auckland, New Zealand, made hard contact with the outside wall in his No. 37 Bowes Seal Fast/Hoosier Wholesale Automotive Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone machine.

Well wishes may be sent to Halliday at:

Matthew Halliday
c/o Indy Racing League
4565 W. 16th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Updates will be provided when available.

-ips/irl-

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