FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 08:  Robert Wickens, driver of the #6 Lucas Oil SPM Honda, stands on the grid following practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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IndyCar driver Robert Wickens needed to be taken to a hospital by helicopter after a crash throughout Sunday’s ABC Provide 500 at Pocono Raceway.

Per NBC Sports activities’ Jerry Bonkowski, Wickens and Ryan Hunter-Reay touched wheels popping out of a flip, and Wickens’ automotive went up the fence and spun round in midair in opposition to the wall.

James Hinchcliffe collided with Wickens’ automotive after it settled on the bottom. Security crews bought Wickens out of his car earlier than transferring him to the paddock space, the place he was helicoptered to an area hospital.

Curt Cavin, IndyCar vp of communications, informed NBC Sports Wickens was “awake and alert” on the medical tent earlier than being transported to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital for additional analysis. 

Per ESPN.com, drivers have been allowed to get out of their vehicles and the race is predicted to be delayed for a minimum of one hour as staff try to clear off particles from the monitor and restore the fence. 

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“I am OK; simply occupied with Robert,” Hunter-Reay informed NBCSN after the accident. “It is unlucky, however I simply hope Robert is OK. I began pulling forward, and as soon as we bought to [Turn] 2 … I believed I had bought previous him.”

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Takuma Sato and Pietro Fittipaldi have been additionally concerned within the accident, although Bonkowski famous they seemed to be unhurt, together with Hunter-Reay. Hinchcliffe seemed to be favoring his wrists whereas strolling to a security car. 

Wickens, 29, is in his first season on the IndyCar circuit. He entered Sunday ranked sixth within the standings with 380 factors. 

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