November 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Updated: November 18, 2018 2:37 pm

German F3 driver Sophia Floersch fractures spine in horrific Macau Grand Prix crash

WATCH: German driver Sophia Floersch suffered a spinal fracture after a frightening crash during lap four of the Formula 3 Grand Prix in Macau on Sunday.


German driver Sophia Floersch was rushed to hospital with a spinal fracture following a frightening crash at the Formula 3 Grand Prix in Macau, according to Netherlands-based VanAmersfoort Racing.

Four other people, including a second driver, were injured in the crash during lap four of Sunday’s F3 race.

Video of the horrifying crash shows Floersch’s racecar as it turns a corner and launches over a barrier, smashing through a catch fence and into a media tower.

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Floersch’s car was traveling at 276.2 kilometers an hour, according to

During the crash, the car appeared to clip Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi’s vehicle.

He was taken to hospital for evaluation along with a marshal and two members of the media, FIA reported in a statement released on Sunday.

“We have to thank the angels she had with her today, and for the fantastic strength of the Dallara car,” Floersch’s team boss Frits van Amersfoort told

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In a statement on social media, the 17-year-old said she is fine but that she “will be going into surgery” on Monday morning.

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