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VIDEO – Hinchcliffe’s Incredible Comeback From A Near Death Experience
At first blush, James Hinchcliffe’s crash in practice for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 looked like a typical wall banger.
Only after safety crews arrived to remove the driver from his wrecked car did they notice a piece of the Dallara’s suspension had pierced the chassis, causing profuse bleeding and trapping the Canadian in the car.
Despite the quick work of the safety team, by the time he got to the operating room, doctors couldn’t feel his pulse.
“You lose a pulse on the way to the operating room very seldom you get a person back like that,” explained Dr. Timothy Pohlman the senior trauma surgeon at Indiana University Health.
But Hinch survived and after some intensive physical rehab he not only survived, but also recovered to race-driving form.
In 2016 he’s back in the cockpit racing for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
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