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Legge Sustains Broken Leg, Wrist in Testing Accident

Katherine Legge flown to hospital following accident during ELMS pre-season test…

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Katherine Legge has sustained multiple fractures following a heavy accident in the European Le Mans Series pre-season test at Paul Ricard on Wednesday.

Legge’s No. 50 Richard Mille Racing Oreca 07 Gibson left the track at the high-speed Signes right-hander and impacted the guardrail, triggering a red flag to the session.

A statement from the ELMS confirmed that Legge was conscious after the impact and was taken to the circuit medical center before being flown by helicopter to a hospital in Toulon.

Legge suffered a broken bone in her lower left leg and also a broken right wrist.

The British driver had been sharing the Richard Mille Oreca with Tatiana Calderon and Sophia Floersch, who are her co-drivers for the 2020 ELMS season.

The championship’s statement added that further updates will be made when more information becomes available.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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