The unsung heroes of this and any Verizon IndyCar Series season are, without question, the safety crews.
It’s rare to find anything within the INDYCAR paddock that enjoys near universal approval and a positive rating, but in the Holmatro Safety Team, the appreciation cannot be ignore.
The Holmatro Safety Team’s efforts on-site at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to help save James Hinchcliffe’s life after his accident in practice for this year’s Indianapolis 500 were miraculous.
Hinchcliffe posted a video message on Instagram today (linked below) that asks viewers/readers to check out the story of the Trauma Pit Crew – the staff who took care of him after the Holmatro Safety Team’s efforts.
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A very important #Repost from @hinchtown… #GivingTuesday ・・・ Stop by www.traumapitcrew.org to hear the full story of my accident last May, meet some of the #HinchHeroes, and learn how IU Health Methodist is one of the best medical facilities around. The Wound Clinic at Methodist, which I visited every other day for months after my release, doesn't turn away a single patient, regardless of financial situation. Every dollar raised for IU Health through this site will go to the Wound Clinic that helped put me back together to make sure people who can't afford it get the world class treatment they deserve. Thank you all for the continued support!
Hinchcliffe arrived at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, where IU Health Trauma Surgeon Tim Pohlman, MD and his team set to work – the Trauma Pit Crew site.
He didn’t remember the details of the accident (recorded at a staggering 126 G’s), which they consider a blessing.
The blog from the IU Methodist website quotes Hinchcliffe as saying, “I received world class care. But more important than that, every single person from nurses to surgeons to all other staff could not have been nicer. After my care, I considered faking an illness so I could go back to see them!”
The Trauma Pit Crew website itself, however, reveals even more details about the team.
We’d share elements of the Trauma Pit Crew page, but it’s probably going to be more powerful – and more meaningful – to read the story in full directly on that website. It’s well worth your time.