Dario Franchitti: Grand Prix Crash

Airborne crash injures at least 13 people and lands driver in hospital.
1:07 | 10/06/13

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We turn now, though, to that dropping headline out of tas tonight, the frightening race car crash in houston. A famous driver caught in the middle of the crash, breaking his spine. And several fans among the injured. Here's abc's gio benitez. Reporter: It was the final lap of the race, the grand prix of houston, when dario franchitti's car went airborne, slamming into the catch fence. Debris sent flying into the car. Oh, ! Reporter: This photo shows a piece of that fence in the stands. The three-car crash injured 13 people. Houston firefighters rushing to treat most of them right on the scene. But two others had to be hospitaled. Franchitti, we're told, is awake and alert. He's a three-time indy 5 winner. I really hope he's okay, to be honest. I saw a little bit of the accident and -- horrifying. I mean, I just hope everything is all right. Reporter: Franchitti's ife, actress ashley judd tweeting, "thank you for the prayers." Franchitti is going to be kept at the hospital overnight. He's being treated for a concussion and a spinal fracture. He won't need any surgery. That is good news. Gio, thank you.

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