Other Indy Drivers Injured In Crash That Killed Dan Wheldon Released From Hosptial

The two other drivers hurt in the crash at Las Vegas Motorspeedway that killed Dan Wheldon were released from the hospital on Monday, according to an IndyCar Series press release. Drivers Pippa Mann and JR Hildenbrand were both held overnight at University Medical Center.

Mann suffered the more serious injury of the two. She required surgery to clean and assess a serious burn on her right pinky finger. The recovery will likely take 2-3 weeks and she is expected to make a full recovery.

Hildenbrand suffered a severely bruised sternum in the accident and was held for observation.

The accident involved 15 of the 34 cars in the race and cost Wheldon his life. Dario Franchitti has gone on record saying that he did not feel the 1.5-mile oval was an appropriate venue for IndyCar racing.

"I said before we tested here, having driven a stock car here, this is not a suitable track," Franchitti said. "You're just stuck there and people get frustrated and go four wide and you saw what happened. One small mistake from everybody and it's a massive thing."

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