Glad to know someone besides me is hitting deer. I imagine it's much worse in an open wheel car, going God knows how fast. Get well soon, Cristiano.
Champ Car driver remains in intensive care after collision with deer at Road America
LOVELAND, Colo., Aug. 4, 2006, 3:20 pm EDT - Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta (#10 RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth / Lola / Bridgestone) is continuing to recover at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wisc. Da Matta collided with a deer that had run onto the track near Turn Six at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc., yesterday afternoon.
Dr. Chris Pinderski, Champ Car director of Medical Affairs, released the following statement from the hospital:
"Cristiano da Matta continues to recover from a serious head injury sustained yesterday during Champ Car Open Testing at Road America. He remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin and is under close observation by the attending neurosurgeons."