UPDATE 10:55 p.m. EDT: IndyCar reported in a tweet driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition. Doctors at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, were still evaluating him.
— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) August 24, 2015
The IndyCar ABC 500 race was disrupted with 20 laps to go Sunday after driver Sage Karam -- who was in the lead -- spun out at turn 1 and wrecked his car. Debris from Karam’s car reportedly struck driver Justin Wilson, who was then airlifted from the field, the Times-Tribune reported.
Wilson, who was reportedly hit in the head, was taken to Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, IndyCar said. No further information was available on his condition at the time of this writing.
Wilson’s brother Stefan took to Twitter to say he was headed for the hospital and to ask that people not speculate about Justin’s condition.
Praying for my bro right now. Trying to get myself and Julia, JWs wife to Pocono. Thank you for prayers and thoughts at this very hard time.
— Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) August 23, 2015
Karam was able to walk away from the crash but was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital as well for a leg injury.
Ultimately, Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the race, which was finished under caution. Only 10 drivers of the 24 who started finished the race, LehighValleyLive.com reported.
The Sunday race was held at the Pocono Raceway in in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The IndyCar championship will be held Aug. 30 in Sonoma, California.
Watch a video of the crash below: