Davidson breaks back in Le Mans accident

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Updated: June 17, 2012

Toyota Hybrid sportscar driver and Sky F1 presenter Anthony Davidson has sustained a broken back after his airborne accident at the end of the Mulsanne straight during the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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The Toyota driver suffered breaks to his T11 and T12 vertebrae after his Toyota hybrid prototype collided with the #81 AF Corse, causing his car to flip into the air before crashing heavily into the barriers.

Initially it seemed that Davidson may have emerged unscathed from the crash, but following inspection at the circuit’s medical centre he was transferred to a local hospital where the diagnosis was made.

Davidson confirmed details of the injury to Autosport.com having already sent out a tweet which read: “Well that was a big one! Lying in a French hospital with a broken back wasn’t what I had in mind at this stage in the race…”

The 33-year-old Briton will likely remain in hospital until at least Monday.

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