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Race car driver hits a freaking deer

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Batman, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Hope this guy is OK. On the lighter side, I wonder what happened to the deer? I mean, if a Randy Johnson fastball made a dove go blooey, that thing must have landed in the grandstand. Or, at least, parts of it.

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta needed surgery to remove a ruptured blood vessel in his head after his race car collided with a deer that wandered onto the track during a test session at Road America on Thursday.

    Da Matta was unconscious when he was airlifted to Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah after the crash and remained unconscious as of Thursday night, Champ Car series spokesman Steve Shunck said.

    Champ Car director of medical affairs Dr. Chris Pinderski said a CT scan at the hospital showed that da Matta had a subdural hematoma.

    "He was urgently taken to the operating room for surgical removal of the hematoma and is now being observed in the intensive care unit," Pinderski said.

    The RuSport team said updates concerning da Matta's condition will be released when they become available.
  2. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Re: Race car driver hits a freaking deear

    This could be a double d_b'ing.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Dammit! I even scrolled through a few pages to look for something, but didn't think to look there. I feel shame... :-[
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