Mark Webber injured in road accident in Tasmania

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Mark Webber was hurt in a road accident during his Mark Webber Pure tasmania Challenge. He suffered multiple fractures to his arms and legs when he was hit by a car. Webber was cycling along a road near Port Arthur in the southeast of Tasmania when he was involved in a collision with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Police say he was treated at the scene and airlifted to hospital in Hobart. His injuries are said to be not life-threatening. Webber Challenge media manager Nancy Cook:

“Mark’s been involved in a minor accident, he’s fine. He’s being treated, he’s really disappointed that he’s not going to be able to continue but he’s well and being looked after.”

Mark Webber is expected to be out of action for the rest of the year as a result of this accident.

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  1. draconteNo Gravatar says: :

    Webber was airlifted to hospital where a broken right leg is his only serious injury. He has since undergone an operation where surgeons inserted a pin to the broken bone and will now begin recovery.

    Webber is expected to stay in hospital for another two to three day before being discharged. Providing there are no complications he should be fit again in time for the start of the season in March, but will likely miss out on the majority of winter testing.

  2. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    “The surgery is complete, a pin inserted and the recovery begins,” the event’s director, Geoff Donohue, told the BBC.
    “Mark’s in good spirits. The broken leg is the injury, and beyond that, he’s in really good shape.

    “He has a little bit of a graze on his left forearm, but he has had full scans and everything else is clear.

    “He’ll be in hospital for at least three days, for sure under a week.

    “I was speaking to him before the operation, and he was already thinking about his rehabilitation.

    “I suspect that as soon as Mark is able to fly, they will be keen to get him back to Europe.

    “They will have people working out his rehab programme now with a view to getting him up and going as soon as possible.”

    Webber could be out of action for up to two months, a major blow to his pre-season preparations.

  3. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Given the drastic changes to the cars, I wonder if this puts his 2009 seat in jeopardy?

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      From Red Bull:

      “While it looks like he’s out of the winter testing programme, we fully expect Mark to make the starting grid in Melbourne next March.

      “Mark has said he’s relieved to know the driver of the motor vehicle was uninjured and expressed his thanks to the many well wishes from family, friends and supporters.

      “Everyone at Red Bull Racing would like to add their best wishes to Mark and hope for his speedy recovery.”

  4. StewNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t understand how during an event such as this, a car could get near the riders. It’s a shame. He’ll recover quickly enough. I now have respect for those hit by cars. On Sept 5 I was rollerblading and was hit from behind and I too suffered a broken leg.

    He has available to him the best rehab specialists going so he’ll be up and going pretty quick I assume and his seat in the car just has to be moved back to accommodate his leg and then no one can take it from him. :)

    Stews last blog post..New BMW Sauber Car on the Right Track

  5. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    I guess this isn’t his first broken bone, as very active sportsman he’s treating and almost punishing his body usually to very hard conditions all the year long (I’ve also read that he’s mad about every kind of sport, he’s very competitive and practice them without stop). He suits the idea of RedBull company I think, but does he suit the idea of an F1 principal??? If he gets hurt and does not get fit and be in excellent shape, the team managers should be worried about, after all the car doesn’t drive itself!!
    And also any professional driver should think about his own health, his body won’t last young long and it is the period of their life to care about being competitive and not being injured.
    But well, now it’s time to rest well after a long season and Webber has opportunity to recover and be fit for the next season, doesn’t matter much if he does test or not because there’re already test-drivers for these purposes. Good luck for him is that he got the resources (the interest and the money from an F1 team), to be perfect conditions for the next season.

    But he’s accident is still a reason for discuss, some illness can only be treated well if the patient has got the means to be treated. While he will be done in 3 months or less with his broken leg, an usual man will need about half a year or more to fix he’s problems (telling that with own experiences). And I do pity Mark Webber, but that things happen to anybody. Sorry also for Stew and hopefully you recover soon :-)

  6. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    well, I visited Tasmania I think 3 years ago and must say that is really punishing environment. it is beautiful but the mountains are tough and the roads there are not exaclty 4 lane highways. Having this in mind I am with Stew on this one – how come when event like this is organized there is even a chance for a 4WD to appear going head on against the bikers …

  7. fincheyNo Gravatar says:

    Weber is a wonderful man, that’s why i’m really sorry about him.

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