Viso dispatched from hospital after accident
19 May 2010 – KV Racing has confirmed that E.J. Viso was allowed to leave hospital late on Tuesday night following his Turn 1 crash in practice ahead of this year's Indianapolis 500. The Venezuelan, whose back was bruised in the accident, will soon have to return to the Speedway in order to be examined by IZOD IndyCar physicians.
Viso was injured on Tuesday as he became the second driver to suffer a crash at Indianapolis this year, as Dan Wheldon was the first to do so a day earlier. Having been taken from the circuit complaining of back pains, the 25-year-old was transported to Methodist Hospital.
X-Ray and MRI tests have since yielded negative results and Viso was able to remain conscious throughout, despite feeling 'bruised and sore' when being examined by well-known orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Terry Trammell.
After leaving the Indianapolis hospital shortly before 11pm (BST -5) on Tuesday night, Viso must now be examined by IndyCar Series physicians before being able to return to the cockpit and continue practice runs.
Highlights of Tuesday's practice action can be viewed below: