Mingay progress positive

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
  • |
  • 15/06/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke

Matt Mingay has shown positive progress recovering from the massive injuries sustained in a recent Stadium Super Trucks crash at the Belle Isle Circuit in Detroit.

A fund has been established to help cover Mingay’s medical bills, as he fights to overcome serious facial injuries.

Mingay’s accident was on Saturday June 4, and the 39-year old was rushed to intensive care at the Detroit Receiving Hospital and was stabilised quickly.

As well as the facial injuries – which saw doctors operate on his lower jaw – Mingay had blood drained from his lungs, bleeding and bruising of the brain from the impact and a fractured T1 vertebra.

On Wednesday Mingay was taken off the breathing ventilator and acknowledged the presence of his wife Sheena; by Friday was able to walk ‘laps’ of his ward with assistance.

While it will be a slow process, those close to Mingay say he is a fighter and believe signs are of constant improvement.

Those who wish to donate can here: https://www.gofundme.com/mingayfund

The Stadium Super Trucks will race at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, with Aussie racer and Bathurst winner Paul Morris saying, “Matt would want us to race”.  

Stay In The Know
Sign up to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Newsletter