The sad news has emerged today that the talented 17 year-old, F4 racing driver, Billy Monger has had both lower legs amputated following a high speed racing impact in Donington Park on Sunday 16th April 2017.
The teenager was involved in a horrific accident which saw him ‘rear end’ a stationary car on track. He remained in the car for more than 90 minutes while the rescue team worked on getting him out in the safest possible manner.
He was then airlifted to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Despite the very best efforts of the medical team, the tragic news has emerged that Billy has lost both lower legs.
The news came about on the ‘Just Giving’ page from a post by Tom Ingram. Ingram said “Well known in motorsport for being not only an extremely talented young driver but for also being a truly special 17 year old. Loved and admired by his team, fellow competitors, supporters and of course devoted family. Billy is a complete one off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him”.
“Having always been a fighter Billy has already overcome big hurdles in his career – struggling for budget Billy has fought his way into top flight Motorsport, however, we now need your kindness and support to help give Billy and his family the best chance to fight these injuries that will affect Billy’s life so massively”.
“We are in the process of establishing a Trust to receive, hold, manage and expend funds for Billy’s benefit. In the meantime you can help start the process by donating online. Donations will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward, helping him to return to a full and active life.”
Billy now faces a “huge challenge to recover and return to a full and active life”.
topgear.ie convey all the best wishes we can.