SBRS: D'Agostino injured in New Zealand

D'Agostino recovering from major crash in New Zealand Grand Prix. Invercargill, New Zealand (January 18, 2004) ---- Team USA Scholarship driver Joe D'Agostino is recovering in the hospital after being involved in a multi-car accident during ...

D'Agostino recovering from major crash in New Zealand Grand Prix.

Invercargill, New Zealand (January 18, 2004) ---- Team USA Scholarship driver Joe D'Agostino is recovering in the hospital after being involved in a multi-car accident during today's Ford New Zealand Grand Prix at Teretonga Park Raceway.

The 19-year-old from Plantation, Fla., suffered a broken arm and a concussion when his Stealth/Van Diemen was sent into a series of flips after two cars directly in front of him made contact and spun into his path on the third lap of the race.

The event was halted almost immediately to allow rescue workers to attend to the accident scene. D'Agostino eventually had to be cut from the car and was taken by ambulance to the Southland Hospital in nearby Invercargill.

He was listed in stable condition on Sunday evening after doctors treated him for a clean break in his upper left arm.

The two other drivers involved in the accident, D'Agostino's teammate Ryan Millen and New Zealander Marc Doran, were unhurt. The race eventually was won by veteran Kenny Smith.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Ryan Millen , Joe D'Agostino