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Race vehicle driver Sophia Flörsch defies odds by surviving a shocking crash

Race vehicle driver Sophia Flörsch defies odds by surviving a shocking crash

Germany's 17-year-old Formula Three driver Sophia Floersch has sustained a spinal fracture following a huge accident at the Macau Grand Prix, her team said on Sunday.

As you can see in the video above, Floersch's Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Mercedes flew off of the race track after hitting another race vehicle.

Fortunately, Floersch survived the disgusting crash but has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture, to which she'll undergo surgery soon. The driver of the vehicle Floersch vaulted over, Sho Tsuboi, was sent for lumbar pain.

Two photographers were also reported to have been injured in the incident as well as one marshall.

The other photographer, Chan Weng Wang, has a liver laceration.

Initial reports stated Floersch was conscious and her vital signs were stable.

'All were conscious during transit to the hospital and are now receiving medical treatment.




She thanked her professional partners, including Mercedes, for "taking great care" of her and to "everybody for the supporting messages".

Photographer Minami Hiroyuki has concussion, while marshal Chan Cha In suffered a fractured facial bone and lacerations.

Race victor Peter Hickman leads his Aspire-Ho by Bathams Racing team-mate Michael Rutter in the 52nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Pole man Peter Hickman claimed his third Macau Grand Prix victory in Saturday's red-flagged race in southern China.

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"I hope everybody's OK after this crash, I wish them the best recovery", said European champion Mick Schumacher, the son of stricken F1 legend Michael, according to the Post.

There was a delay of over an hour in Macau before the race got back underway.


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