NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram was seriously injured in a car accident in his hometown on Dec. 3.
Ingram’s family indicated Monday morning that the former driver was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit near his Asheville, North Carolina home.
“We are currently by his side, managing his care with his clinicians and will decide next steps,” a family statement read. “We remain hopeful and positive, and appreciate all thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”
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UPDATE: According to the Asheville Police Department, Ingram and two passengers were on their way to breakfast Sunday when their 2002 Chevrolet was struck in the driver’s side door by a 1999 Ford pick-up. Ingram was transported to nearby Mission Hospital in Asheville with a collapsed lung, five broken ribs, and a puncture wound on his left side. Once in ICU, it was determined that he had suffered a spleen injury that was causing internal injury. He underwent surgery Sunday evening and remains in ICU.
UPDATE 2: In an update Sunday written on CaringBridge.org, Ingram’s daughter, Ingrid Jones, said her father remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Asheville’s Mission Hospital.
According to Jones:
“Daddy continues to hold his own, making healing steps forward and then a step back, which we fully expected-but he’s surprising us each and every day with his strength and courage to overcome this. Overall, he’s doing amazingly well.”
Ingram’s family had hoped he could have moved out of ICU and into the Trauma Unit as the next phase of his recovery, but he remains in intensive care.
“For now, he’ll remain in ICU until he can go a full 24 hours without ventilator assisted breathing. We’re almost there … but may still be a few days.”
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UPDATE 3: NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram is now back home, more than a month after being seriously injured in a car accident.
The racing legend was involved in a crash in December, just a few hundred feet from Carrier Park, which is the former location of the Asheville Speedway.
His daughter Ingrid posted that he’s home with his wife Aline, and thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers
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