British Formula 4 driver Billy Monger has had both his legs amputated following a high-speed accident at Donington Park in England on Sunday.
Monger, 17, hit an unsighted car at high-speed during the race supporting the British Touring Car Championship, which caused severe injuries to his legs.
Medical staff spent over 90 minutes extracting Monger from his car before he was airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham, where he underwent further examination and surgery.
In a joint statement issued by the Monger family and his team, JHR Developments, on Wednesday on a JustGiving page, it was confirmed that Billy required amputations to both of his legs.
Below is the statement in full.
After being involved in one of the most horrific crashes Motorsport has seen Billy Monger is a teenager that needs little introduction. Thousands of people have already watched the haunting footage of the crash which left Billy fighting for his life.
Sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs.
Well known in Motorsport for being not only an extremely talented young driver but for also being a truly special 17 year old – loved and admired by his team, fellow competitors, supporters and of course his devoted family. Billy is a complete one off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him. Full of spirit, Billy is one of those people that instantly lights up a room. His positive, plucky outlook on life is not only hugely endearing but also incredibly inspirational and it’s phenomenal to see how respected and loved Billy is.
Having always been a fighter Billy has already overcome big hurdles in his career – struggling for budget Billy has fought his way into top flight Motorsport, however, we now need your kindness and support to help give Billy and his family the best chance to fight these injuries that will affect Billy’s life so massively.
We are in the process of establishing a Trust to receive, hold, manage and expend funds for Billy’s benefit. In the meantime you can help start the process by donating online. Donations will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward, helping him to return to a full and active life.