Sage Karam, who was having an impressive first Verizon IndyCar Series race at his home track of Pocono Raceway only 20 minutes outside his hometown of Nazareth, has been released from hospital after being evaluated after his accident on Sunday.
Karam lost control and his car snapped in Turn 1, while leading, and unfortunately debris from his car came loose and struck Justin Wilson – it’s left Wilson in a coma in critical condition.
Here is the update from INDYCAR, released just before 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday:
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam was released from Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa. on Aug. 23 after evaluation of his right heel and left wrist following an incident earlier that day during the race at Pocono Raceway.
Karam was transported by ground to the hospital following the crash on Lap 180. According to Terry Trammell, INDYCAR medical consultant, CT scans revealed no broken bones for the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams driver from Nazareth, Pa. Karam, 20, will be re-evaluated before being cleared to drive.
“First and foremost, I just hope everything is OK with Justin Wilson,” Karam said. “Justin is the priority and everything else is secondary at this point. As far as the race, we had a really great race car and I felt comfortable and in a position to be in striking distance for the win. The car just unfortunately came around on me in the middle of Turn 1 and I had no indication it was about to go.”
While Karam isn’t cleared to drive yet, he was unlikely going to be driving at the Sonoma season finale anyway. Sebastian Saavedra is slated to return to the No. 8 car.