IndyCar Series : Vitor Meira & Raphael Matos Huge Crash (Indianapolis 500 2009)

By stevee


INDIANAPOLIS -- Veteran Vitor Meira has broken two vertebrae in his lower back and will spend at least two days in an Indianapolis hospital after a scary crash late in the Indy 500.In the closing laps, Meira, last year's runner-up, collided with rookie Raphael Matos, sending Meira's car sliding along the wall on two wheels. Track officials say Meira will be fitted for a back brace at Methodist Hospital, where he was taken for further evaluation. He's not expected to have surgery. Earlier in the race, Meira's car caught on fire on pit road.

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