Sophia Floersch was lifted into the air before striking the catch fence at a race in China.
It was a scary sight at a Formula 3 race in Macau, China after 17-year-old driver Sophia Floersch's car came off the ground and crashed into a catch fence outside of the racecourse.
As she was approaching a slow right turn, Floersch's car lost control. She was near the side rail as she approached the turn going much faster than any of the other racers. There was another car on her outside coming up on the turn that Floersch made contact with before getting airborne and crashing.
She suffered a spinal fracture in the crash and three others were also injured in the incident.
An official medical report, signed by the Chief Medical Officer of Macau, Wai Sin Chan, says that Sophia Florsch is conscious with vital signs stable, but is suffering from a "spinal fracture". There is no news at present on others involved in the crash. pic.twitter.com/YIlUHn5eV8— Joe Saward (@joesaward) November 18, 2018
The others involved include a marshal Chan Cha In, who suffered facial lacerations, a broken jaw plus an abrasion to his "upper abdomen wall". A photographer Chan Weng Wang suffered a laceration to his liver and Japan's Minami Hiroyuki suffered a concussion.— Joe Saward (@joesaward) November 18, 2018
Floersch, who just moved up to Formula 3 from Formula 4 in 2018, tweeted she is "fine" and will have surgery Monday.
Floersch was 22nd in the Formula 3 standings entering the race.