Star Mazda driver hospitalized with broken hip and pelvis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Michael Johnson was hospitalized after breaking his hip and pelvis in a crash in the Pro Mazda Series at St. Petersburg.

Johnson hit the Turn 3 wall in the opening practice session Friday on the temporary street course through the streets of St. Petersburg.

Dr. Jeffery Johnson of the Bayfront Medical Center said Johnson is in the intensive care unit undergoing observation.

Johnson was paralyzed from the mid-chest area down in a 2005 racing accident on a motorcycle when he was 12.

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