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Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa – injured in the mishap that killed French motorist Anthoine Hubert – was placed in an induced coma.
Correa, 20, is”critical but stable” at a London hospital after complications following the crash, state his parents.
The Ecuador-born American suffered a spinal injury and legs that were broken in Belgium, on 31 August.
Juan Carlos and Maria Correa said they think his”tremendous fighting spirit” can help him recover.
“We’re convinced that our child will surprise us like he always does,” they said in a declaration.
Our condolences to the Hubert family. . .our hearts are broken, and we could just imagine the pain they have been attracted by this reduction.
Correa needed a four-hour performance in Liege, however on arrival in London was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
“This really can be an injury considered frequent in high-income accidents such as this one. Unfortunately, this injury caused Juan Manuel falling to acute respiratory failure,” stated the Correas.
“Juan Manuel is now in an intensive care unit which excels in respiratory accidents. At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and beneath ECMO support.”
ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) is similar to equipment used throughout a heart-lung skip operation,
Suffered a massive effect in the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, from Correa’s car, which was traveling about 170mph.
The Frenchman was taken to the centre after the incident, and died shortly afterwards.
Correa, who resides in Barcelona and grew up in Miami, will be the growth driver for Alfa Romeo Racing’s F1 team and was racing this season with the Sauber group that is junior.
“We need to thank everyone inside and outside of the motorsports community for the terrific and caring get well wishes that we’ve received, as well as messages for a quick recovery,” said his parents.
“We’re convinced that Juan Manuel will examine them all himself after he is back in control of the social media accounts.”
They said the update was issued in honour of their”straight-to-the-point and honesty” which characterises their son.
“At this timewe kindly request our solitude and distance be respected. As a family, we need to pull together and be 100% for Juan Manuel,” they added.
“Maria and I wish to take this chance to provide our condolences to the Hubert family for their loss. Our hearts are broken, and now we could just imagine the pain this loss has caused them”
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