The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 August 2006

Those damned deer

They're bad enough on country roads when you're zipping along at 65 mph, but when they show up on a racetrack:

Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta was seriously injured yesterday when he collided with a deer that had wandered onto the track during a practice session at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. The unconscious da Matta suffered head injuries and was medevaced to Theda Clark Medical Center.

A CT scan showed that he had a subdural hematoma, and emergency surgery was performed to remove it.

Champ Cars top out over 200 mph, which means that da Matta took probably ten times the hit I took from Bambi earlier this summer. Poor fellow.

Posted at 3:29 PM to Driver's Seat

I don't think I want to see "the other guy."

Posted by: McGehee at 5:39 PM on 5 August 2006