Arie Luyendyk Jr. injured in TORC crash

Arie Luyendyk suffered injuries after a violent flip in the opening round of the 2014 TORC Off-road season.

Arie Luyendyk Jr., son of 1990 and 1997 Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, was injured in a violent crash during the opening round of the 2014 TORC Off-road season in Primm, Nevada.

Arie was running 4th in the Pro 2 class when he got turned after contact with veteran Mike Jenkins. He was sent spinning and before he had any time to react, he went flipping. The truck rolled multiple times before landing off to the side of the track, wheels down. Medical personnel removed him from the vehicle and transported him to a hospital in Las Vegas.

His father Arie reported via Twitter that his son had sustained a broken collarbone in the wreck, but was otherwise alright. Arie Jr. tweeted as well, posting a photo of himself on the stretcher and saying, "Still here at the hospital just want to thank the @TORCOffRoad safety crew for getting out safely. #morphinetweet"

He's obviously in good spirits after the accident with his sense of humor still intact. This piece will be updated with any important news items that come from the Luyendyk family or TORC.

See the video of the crash here, at the 2h 39m mark.

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Series Offroad
Drivers Arie Luyendyk , Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Article type Breaking news
Tags arie luyendyk, collarbone, injured, las vegas, offroad, torc, truck