Sam Shahin has revealed the extent of the injuries he has suffered from his big off during Qualifying for the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour in the #777 The Bend Motorsport Park Mercedes AMG GT3.
Shahin was hit in the rear at Skyline under braking by the Wall Racing Lamborghini (driven by Cameron McConville), which sent him veering off the circuit and into a wall. The AMG then ended up back on the track and was collected by the #92 MARC II (of Tyler Everingham).
Thankfully he was able to extract himself from the AMG GT3 relatively soon after the incident with the assistance of Dirk Muller, who stopped his AMG GT4 on track and went to help Shahin. Both Shahin and Everingham were received off-site treatment after being checked by the trackside medical team.
— Intercontinental GT Challenge (@IntercontGTC) February 6, 2020
“Nasty accident last week,” Shahin wrote on Twitter. “Two crushed vertebrae, a neck injury, a broken rib and fingers. Long road to recovery from here. We take so much for granted.
“Thank you to all the well wishers. The support is greatly appreciated.”
Shahin spoke to Australian outlet speedcafe.com to get more detail following the incident, which you can read HERE.
Nasty accident last week. Two crushed vertebrae, a neck injury, a broken rib and fingers. Long road to recovery from here. We take so much for granted. Thank you to all the well wishers. The support is greatly appreciated. https://t.co/2rseiu9OaB
— Sam Shahin (@samshahin_) February 6, 2020
In addition, Speedcafe.com has reported the good news that Everingham is “fine” after his heavy hit in this incident.
“Tyler’s fine. He hurt his leg a little bit, but otherwise fine – it’s not broken or anything,” team boss Ryan McLeod said in conversation with Speedcafe.com.
“He came around to where we were staying for dinner last night, obviously a bit disappointed, or a lot disappointed – we all are.
“We would have loved to have both cars out there but in the end, it’s a tough joint.”
Image courtesy of Porsche Motorsport Australia