A British race car driver, only 17 years old age, had to have both legs amputated after he suffered serious injuries in a horrifying Formula 4 car crash during last weekend.
Billy Monger had driven into the back of a car that seemed to stop on a track at Donington Park’s circuit.
Monger, who hails from Surrey, needed to have rescuers extract him from inside the car before he was airlifted to a hospital nearby.
In a recent joint statement released by both his family and the racing team, the Monger Family and JHR Developments confirmed the fact that surgeons were forced to amputate.
A statement on a JustGiving page started on Wednesday to help the family raise funds said: “After being involved in one of the most horrific crashes motorsport has seen Billy Monger is a teenager that needs little introduction. Thousands of people have already watched the haunting footage of the crash which left Billy fighting for his life.
“Sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs.
“Well known in motorsport for being not only an extremely talented young driver but for also being a truly special 17 year old – loved and admired by his team, fellow competitors, supporters and of course his devoted family. Billy is a complete one-off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him. Full of spirit, Billy is one of those people that instantly lights up a room. His positive, plucky outlook on life is not only hugely endearing but also incredibly inspirational and it’s phenomenal to see how respected and loved Billy is.
“Having always been a fighter Billy has already overcome big hurdles in his career – struggling for budget Billy has fought his way into top flight motorsport, however, we now need your kindness and support to help give Billy and his family the best chance to fight these injuries that will affect Billy’s life so massively. We are in the process of establishing a Trust to receive, hold, manage and expend funds for Billy’s benefit. In the meantime you can help start the process by donating online. Donations will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward, helping him to return to a full and active life.”