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Jones Undergoes Surgery for Broken Back, Arm

Devin Jones sustains multiple fractures from high-speed airborne accident at VIR…

Photo: Devin Jones Instagram

Devin Jones has undergone surgery to repair fractures to his back and right arm following a high-speed crash in practice at Virginia International Raceway.

The BimmerWorld driver was transported to Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. following the accident on Saturday when his No. 82 BMW M4 GT4 lost control and reportedly went through two tire barriers and over a catch fence in Turn 1.

The car landed upside down and needed a crane to be taken out of a wooded area.

Jones provided an update from his hospital bed via Instagram on Sunday, stating that he’s been “overwhelmed” by the support from the racing community and thanked the IMSA and VIR medical staff for keeping him safe.

“I don’t remember the lead up to the crash, just being upside down helpless in the car,” he wrote. “Honestly it was a scary moment that I wish didn’t happen.

“I have a broken back, along with a broken right arm, just finished surgery this morning and I’m feeling better thanks to my amazing girlfriend and family.

“I got very lucky. Good luck to everyone today.”

The No. 82 BMW was withdrawn from today’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix due to unrepairable damage.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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