Scary IndyCar Crash Leaves Dario Franchitti, 13 Spectators Injured

Just 10 days have passed since the two-year anniversary of the death of Dan Wheldon, who died in a horrific crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September 2011, and yet another IndyCar Series crash almost became a tragedy this weekend.
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It all happened during the Houston Grand Prix yesterday, when four-time champion Dario Franchitti hit another car right into a corner and was thrown into the fence. Due to its high speed, the vehicle almost disintegrated at impact, injuring 13 spectators and an IndyCar Series representative.

Things got a lot worse for the Scottish driver, who suffered two broken vertebrae, a fractured ankle and a concussion. Fortunately enough, Franchitti's condition is stable and USA Today reports he already had ankle surgery at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

Sunday's race was eventually won by Will Power and Team Penske With only one event left this season, Scott Dixon leads the driver standings with 545 points, while Helio Castroneves is second with 521 points.

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