John George founder of mobile phone retailer JAG has survived a serious accident in his racing car at Brands Hatch after he collided with a crash barrier at 100mph.
The collision took place yesterday on the first lap of the final race of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season, when George’s Honda Integra Type R came into contact with another driver’s Seat Leon.
Pictures of the crash -click here
George managed to exit the vehicle himself but was taken to hospital last night by helicopter, where he is still under observation. He is heavily bruised and may have some broken ribs, but is fortunate not to have been more seriously hurt. His condition is described as ‘stable’.
George said: ‘I moved to the left to cover my line as I approached the corner, before moving to the right to open it out. As I moved out, Darren had a little overlap on me; he broke and turned to the right at which point the very rear of my car had the tiniest contact with the very front of his. The result was my car was pitched to the right, into the barrier.
Andy Whitaker, Team JAG General Manager said: ‘I went to the medical centre with John after the accident and he was quite up-beat. Being a keen aviator he was really looking forward to his journey by helicopter to the hospital and wanted to know a lot about the aircraft before departure.’
The car is a write-off; it spun several times before coming to a stop on its roof on the tarmac in the middle of the grid.