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Source — Indy Racing
Date Posted — August 19, 2002
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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series driver Jason Priestley remains in serious but stable condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Priestley underwent successful surgery Aug. 14 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to repair fractures in his back and feet.

Priestley, 32, from Vancouver, British Columbia, suffered multiple injuries in an Infiniti Pro Series practice accident Aug. 11 at Kentucky Speedway. He suffered a moderate concussion as well as a fracture of his ninth thoracic vertebra. In addition to a contusion around his left eye, Priestley has lacerations on the bridge of his nose and left cheek, neck lacerations and fractures in both feet.

Bernie Hallisky, the left-rear tire changer for Kelley Racing's No. 78 entry, is listed in serious condition at Methodist Hospital but is showing signs of improvement, Dr. Kevin Scheid said.

Hallisky, of Shelbyville, Ind., underwent surgery Aug. 11 for a compound fracture of his right leg, multiple fractures in his pelvis and a left hip fracture, said Scheid, who performed the operation. He is expected to undergo more surgery on hip Aug. 20.

Hallisky's injuries were a result of an accident on pit road during the Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

The Indy Racing League will release updates when available.

Get-well wishes for Priestley and Hallisky may be sent to:
Kelley Racing
6803 Coffman
Indianapolis, IN 46268


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Article posted by staff on August 19, 2002.