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17-year-old Sophia Floersch survives horrific airborne crash at Macau Grand Prix

A teenage German driver has fractured her spine after suffering a horrifying airborne crash at Macau Grand P...

Posted: Nov. 19, 2018 1:13 PM
Updated: Nov. 19, 2018 1:13 PM

A teenage German driver has fractured her spine after suffering a horrifying airborne crash at Macau Grand Prix's Formula Three final on Sunday.

In dramatic video footage which has been shared on social media, Sophia Floersch -- who is only 17 years old -- can be seen losing control of her Van Amersfoort Racing car and flying over her competitors before slamming into the track fence.

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On Twitter, Floersch thanked everyone for the messages of support.

"Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorrow morning," she wrote, adding that there will be an update soon.

In a medical report published by Van Amersfoort Racing, it says Floersch is conscious and suffered a spinal fracture as a result of the terrifying accident in the Chinese territory.

The medical report added that Floersch is "not fit to race."

The governing body of motor sport, the FIA, also published a statement on Facebook which said that Japan's Sho Tsuboi -- whose car Floersch collided with -- had also been taken to a local hospital for "further evaluation," as well as two members of the media and one marshal.

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