F3 driver Sophia Floersch fractures her spine in horror crash


German Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch reportedly suffered a broken spine in a horrific, high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.

The incident occurred on a right-hand turn when German teenager Floersch collided with Sho Tsuboi, sending her Van Amersfoort Racing vehicle airborne directly into a barrier before colliding with a trackside area reserved for photographers.

Fortunately, Floersch survived the awful crash but has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture, to which she'll undergo surgery soon.

Tsuboi, two photographers and one marshal, who were also involved in the accident, were taken conscious to the hospital.

Both Floersch and Tsuboi have been transported to a local hospital, though a statement released by race organizers has confirmed that Floersch was conscious in the aftermath of the accident.

A statement from Van Amersfoort Racing said 17-year-old Florsch has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture. Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.

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The marshal, Chan Cha In, suffered fractured a bone in his face and picked up several lacerations.

The other, Chan Weng Wang, has a laceration to his liver.

Race victor Peter Hickman leads his Aspire-Ho by Bathams Racing team-mate Michael Rutter in the 52nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Latest reports have claimed Floersche has a spinal fracture, but this is unconfirmed. But Daruvala had to brake early with the yellow caution lights on, so Floersch had little time to react.

All three were taken to hospital for medical treatment.

The race was stopped immediately while medical crews attended the scene. In 2018, she began participating in Formula 3, which is regarded by many as a major stepping stone for Formula 1 hopefuls.