MACAU (Reuters) – Teenage pilot Sophia Floersch will undergo surgery for a fractured spine after a spectacular plane crash at the Formula 3 Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 17-year-old German tweeted, "I just wanted everyone to know I'm okay, but I'm going to get surgery tomorrow (Monday) … Update soon."
Floersch has a broken spine, according to a medical report released by his team, Van Amersfoort Racing, based in the Netherlands.
None of the details were available.
One video showed Floersch appearing to hack Japanese Tsuboi's car and flying off the lane at high speed on a turn on the fourth lap. Floersch's car passed a catch fence, struck a perimeter structure and fell to the ground with security officers immediately in place.
In a statement published in social media, the FIA said that "the driver is aware and was subsequently taken to hospital for further evaluation." He added that Tsuboi and "two members of the media and a marshal were also transferred to a local hospital in a conscious state for further evaluation."
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