IndyCar Driver Dario Franchitti Crashes Car at Houston Race, Injures Himself and Fans (Video)

| by Dominic Kelly

Fans at the Grand Prix of Houston were injured after three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti crashed his car during the race this weekend.

Franchitti was on his last lap of the race when his car flew through the air and into a fence. Debris from the car went into the crowd and injured 13 people, while Franchitti fractured two vertebrae, broke his right angle, and sustained a concussion following the impact. Franchitti went to the hospital and is now recovering from his injuries. Two of the injured spectators went to the hospital as well, while the remaining 11 were treated on site.

“He’s talking. His ankle is a little sore,” said team owner Chip Ganassi. “His back is a little sore. He’s going to take a trip to the hospital, but he is okay.”

Driver Will Power wound up winning the race, but did not celebrate his victory following the serious accident, saying that it reminded him of his own Las Vegas crash.

“I just saw Dario's car and him sitting in it with a lot of damage, and yes, that's what it reminded me of," said Power. "I hate seeing that. We try to keep these cars on the ground."

You can see full video of the crash below.