Davey Hamilton Jr., son of retired Indy Racing League driver and former IndyCar Series team owner Davey Hamilton, is on the mend after a crash suffered last weekend in a winged sprint car event at Irwindale.
The third-generation driver, who also competes in the Stadium Super Truck series, suffered injuries while fighting over third place during a King of the Wing event on the Californian bullring.
“Just got home from [the] doctor in Indy… have to get another MRI done but so far, I for sure have a concussion, broken rib, [T4] fracture in my spine, I have bruises all over my upper body, my right arm is just blue and red,” he wrote in an update on Facebook. “The video of the crash is so scary. I [am] very, very lucky I’m alive.”
Hamilton Jr. initially wanted to leave the hospital to drive north and watch a race the day after his crash, but heeded the doctor’s orders and sought help in Indianapolis from renowned IndyCar doctor Terry Trammel. Bed rest for the coming weeks was prescribed, and based on his most recent update, it appears Hamilton Jr. is willing to heed Trammel’s advice.