Ferrucci hits Turn 2 SAFER barrier in Thursday’s Indy 500 practice, taken to downtown hospital for imaging on left leg

INDIANAPOLIS — The second incident of the month, both occurring on Thursday, happened late in the day as Santino Ferrucci backed his No. 45 Honda into the Turn 2 SAFER barrier. The accident happened at 4:14 p.m. ET with the American losing control in the apex of the corner and made heavy contact with the wall just in front of the Turn 2 suites.

Ferrucci, was able to climb out of his car but needed assistance from the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team in getting to the ambulance as he couldn’t put any pressure on his left leg. He was transported to a local hospital downtown for further evaluation and imaging.

The Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver had just turned the days second fastest time not long before that with a speed of 224.922 mph. That was his 50th lap turned when he crashed.

Ferrucci, was 29th quickest on opening day and 34th on Wednesday. A couple of drivers said that they felt he was going to crash a couple of laps prior due to his car being out of control.

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