The impact didn’t take place at high speed, but she hit the truck directly with her head, so the helmet couldn’t offer too much protection. As a result, she was seriously injured in the accident.
"Maria emerged from theatre at Addenbrooke's Hospital this morning after a lengthy operation to address the serious head and facial injuries she received in the accident at Duxford Airfield yesterday,” John Booth, Team Principal of the Marussia F1 Team said.
"We are grateful for the medical attention that Maria has been receiving and her family would like to thank the Neurological and Plastics surgical teams. However it is with great sadness that I must report that, due to the injuries she sustained, Maria has lost her right eye,” the executive explained.
Marussia is now investigating the accident, as nobody can explain why the car suddenly started accelerating and hit the truck.