IndyCar driver Oliver Askew was involved in a terrifying crash during Sunday’s 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, in a scene that left millions of racing fans holding their breath and hoping for the best.
As the midway point of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing neared, the caution was brought out following a scary moment that saw Askew and driver Conor Daly lose control of their cars coming around the turn.
Daly lost control of his car during the 92nd lap as it spun around towards the inside wall before briefly coming to a stop. That’s when Askew’s car came flying down and slammed into the barrier at an alarming speed with the right side of the car crushed.
Askew’s car then slid into Daly, pushing his car skidding into the inner wall at a reduced speed before it bounced off and eventually came to a stop.
Medical crews arrived quickly on the scene, attending to both drivers and making sure they made it out alright. Fortunately, both Daly and Askew were able to get out and walk under their own power.
After being checked out in the care center, Askew told reporters he was shaken up and had the wind knocked out of him by the force of the crash. The good news is he’s going to be alright and we can look forward to him racing again in the near future.