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