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A Race Car Crashes and Goes Airborne at 171 MPH, But the Driver's Okay

A German driver named Sophia Floersch went airborne at about 171 miles per hour and crashed into a photographer's bunker during yesterday's race at the Macau Grand Prix.  She's okay, although she did fracture her spine.

Macau Grand Prix 2018: Sophia Floersch horror crash - 1

German driver Sophia Floersch is conscious but has been transferred to hospital after a horror crash at the Macau Grand Prix F3 race - a season ending event of the best F3 drivers from around the world.

She sent out a Tweet saying that she's "fine" and headed in for surgery.  Two photographers and a race official were injured, but none seriously.

Sophia Floersch on Twitter

Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages. Update soon.