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Matt Mingay Crash & Discussion

frostbite36

Capt. Hindsight
Prayers for SST driver Matt Mingay of Australia, who suffered a significant facial/jaw injury at the Detroit SST race yesterday. Hoping for a fast recovery. :(

The short video doesn't look extremely bad, but more detail of what happens out of sight or afterward is not included. Accident and safety equipment details should be shared for after event safety anslysis. Looks like truck initially rolls onto right side and slides top-first into barrier/wall. They wear full-face helmets in SST, right??

Details below:

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/motor/2016/06/05/detroit-grand-prix-matt-mingay/85448774/

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y2kbaja

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From the link in post 2, was the roof ripped off or was there cage failure? We know the roof body is just for show?
 

Dirty*

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Wow! Prayers for a speedy recovery Matt!
 

frostbite36

Capt. Hindsight
It kinda sounds from the description that something Penetrated from below his helmet?

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Dirty*

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Injured driver Mingay has surgery for facial injuries


DETROIT (AP) -- Australian driver Matt Mingay was still in serious but stable condition Sunday after having surgery for facial injuries.

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Mingay crashed during a trucks race at Belle Isle on Saturday. His family said he had surgery Saturday night, according to a statement from the Stadium Super Truck Series. Mingay remained at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Mingay's truck overturned during the third lap of the race, which was eventually suspended after a long delay. There was another SST race Sunday, and afterward, driver Paul Morris - another Australian - provided more details on Mingay's condition.

''He's lost a fair bit of his lower face, jaw and all his bottom teeth, but he has no permanent injuries,'' Morris said. ''His brain's intact, his spine's intact, so he's got a long road ahead of him, hopefully we'll get him out of here in the next couple of weeks, get him stabilized and get back to Australia and get his head rebuilt, and he'll be brand new.''

The SST circuit features high-horsepower trucks designed to take flight off jumps. Races feature ramps set up throughout the course, and trucks can be launched 20 feet in the air, covering more than 150 feet. As in all types of auto racing, the risks are part of the sport.

''It's something that we accept even before we get in the truck,'' said Australian Matt Brabham, who won Sunday's race as well as Friday's.

''If something happened to me, I wouldn't want the racing to stop, and I wouldn't want anyone to stop just for me. I take full responsibility, take it in, it's what I want to do. This is my life.''

The trucks races were part of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, which featured IndyCar races Saturday and Sunday. Bud Denker, chairman of the Grand Prix, praised the response to Mingay's crash.

''We've got the best trauma people around,'' he said. ''They took a situation with a young man that was pretty injured, and ensured that he got to the hospital safely. He had surgery on his facial injuries. He's recovering now.''
 

Dirty*

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Seen this on Matt's instagram.
mattmingayMatty Mingay Update - There are a lot of horrifying stories circulating about Matt so we feel it's important to share more of his story so you can follow his progress and to put your minds at ease. Matt has 1 large cut from his lip to his chin, a few small ones around at the lower chin and underneath, where an object has protruded through his jaw and mouth. He is doing an incredible job. The majority of his injuries are inside the mouth which can be repaired overtime. This morning Matt has been taken off the mechanical ventilator and is breathing on his own through the tracheostomy. His vitals look great and he is improving each day. His is in very safe hands here at the Detroit Receiving Hospital who actually specialise in chin reconstructive surgery.
We would like to thank you all for your heartfelt messages, and prayers we can't wait to pass them on. #hisafighter
 

frostbite36

Capt. Hindsight
Seriously...good news!!

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dbq61537

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Prayers for SST driver Matt Mingay of Australia, who suffered a significant facial/jaw injury at the Detroit SST race yesterday. Hoping for a fast recovery. :(

The short video doesn't look extremely bad, but more detail of what happens out of sight or afterward is not included. Accident and safety equipment details should be shared for after event safety anslysis. Looks like truck initially rolls onto right side and slides top-first into barrier/wall. They wear full-face helmets in SST, right??

Details below:

Driver says Matt Mingay lost part of 'lower face' in Grand Prix crash

Video link:


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Your vid confirmed what I was afraid of...he hit the catch fence...something from the fence might have entered the drivers compartment.


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Ziggy

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Delighted he is doing so well, he looks to be in good shape, great job by the doctors.
Freak accidents happen all the time and we are not immune from them. My biggest fear other than fire when I raced was something coming up through the floor, I always felt it was the least protected place on the truck.
Just happy for him and his family that he gets to go home and be a dad and husband again. Praying for a speedy recovery for you Matt.
 
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