Bentley confirms Palmer suffered head injury in Lime Rock crash

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Bentley confirms Palmer suffered head injury in Lime Rock crash
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May 28, 2016, 10:54 PM

Bentley Motorsport has confirmed that Team Absolute driver Andrew Palmer suffered a head injury and will remain in hospital following his accident at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut earlier today.

#87 Bentley Team Absolute Bentley Continental GT3: Andrew Palmer, #4 Aston Martin Vantage V6 GT3: Jorge De La Torre crash
#87 Bentley Team Absolute Bentley Continental GT3: Andrew Palmer
#87 Bentley Team Absolute Bentley Continental GT3: Andrew Palmer
#87 Bentley Team Absolute Bentley Continental GT3: Andrew Palmer

Palmer, who was to have started round 11 of the GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge from pole position, crashed heavily in the warm-up session with the Aston Martin of Jorge de la Torre.

Palmer’s car struck the stationary #4 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 of de la Torre in the Turn 1 runoff – and was reportedly launched over the tyrewalls and landed in a wooded area.

Rescue workers took nearly 20 minutes to extract Palmer from the wreckage.

Bentley stated that Palmer has sustained a head injury and is “being closely monitored after treatment by specialists”.

Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, said: "Everyone at Bentley Motorsport is thinking of Andrew and we all send him our best wishes. We are a close-knit community and we have team members at the hospital with him and his family.

“We will continue to offer our support to them at this difficult time.

“Our thanks go to the trackside team at Lime Rock Park and the medical professionals who have helped Andrew so far.”

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Series SRO America
Event Lime Rock
Location Lime Rock Park
Drivers Andrew Palmer
Author Charles Bradley
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