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Bathurst Crash Leaves Shahin With “Crushed Vertebrae”

Sam Shahin on road to recovery after suffering crushed vertebrae in Bathurst crash…

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Sam Shahin has revealed that he suffered crushed vertebrae and a number of other injuries in his frightening crash during qualifying for last weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Shahin’s No. 777 The Bend Motorsport Park Mercedes-AMG GT3 was unloaded by Cameron McConville’s No. 6 Wall Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 at Skyline during qualifying.

Shahin, the owner of The Bend, made heavy contact with the concrete wall before bouncing back onto the track and being collected by Tyler Everingham’s No. 92 MARC II V8, who arrived unsighted.

While Shahin was helped from the car by Dirk Muller and attended to by the circuit medical team, the South Australian was then transferred to a hospital in his home state.

Shahin posted an update on social media detailing his injuries and extending thanks to well-wishers.

“Nasty accident last week,” he wrote on Twitter. “Two crushed vertebrae, a neck injury, a broken rib and fingers.

“Long road to recovery from here. We take so much for granted.

“Thank you to all the well-wishers. The support is greatly appreciated.”

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with

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