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Conway survives horror crash at Indianapolis 500

ESPNF1 Staff
May 30, 2010 « Dario Franchitti wins second Indianapolis 500 | »
Mike Conway's car crashes upside down into the fencing © Associated Press

IndyCar driver Mike Conway was flown to an Indianapolis hospital for evaluation following a horrific crash at the end of the Indianapolis 500.

Conway was battling Ryan Hunter-Reay for position between turns three and four when the two collided. The 26-year-old Englishman's No. 24 car flew up into the catch fence then fell back toward the track, nearly taking out defending champion Helio Castroneves. The ensuing caution helped Dario Franchitti hold off Dan Wheldon for the win.

Conway complained of an injury in his right leg following the wreck. He was immediately taken to Methodist Hospital for evaluation. He was flown because of the heavy post-race traffic.

Conway, who led briefly in the later stages of the race, finished 19th.