Chris Hacker hospitalized after head-on crash with a semi-truck

Chris Hacker hospitalised after head-on crash with a semi-truck

NASCAR driver Chris Hacker was hospitalized in Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday following a head-on collision with a semi-truck.

Part-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chris Hacker was hospitalized following a major incident on the way to Daytona after his Mustang was struck head-on by a semi-truck, his team announced on Thursday.

The semi-truck allegedly crossed the center line and struck Hacker’s Ford Mustang head-on, according to a statement from Hacker’s representatives. He was later transported to Prisma Health Medical Center in Columbia, SC after the incident.

“A semi-truck crossed the center line and hit Chris’s Mustang head on,” the statement said. “He was transported to Prisma Health Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina where he underwent emergency surgery. Although a CT scan showed numerous injuries, he’s now in stable condition and is expected to have a full recovery.”

A CT scan revealed several injuries, prompting the 24-year old to undergo emergency surgery right away and despite the seriousness of his several injuries, Hacker has recovered well and a full recovery is imminent.

“Chris is in good spirits and his family has flown to South Carolina to be with him,” read a statement from his representatives. “He will remain in the hospital while he recovers but hopes to be able to return home in the coming weeks.

“He appreciates everyone’s thoughts and prayers and looks forward to a speedy recovery and getting back to the track.”

Hacker posted a photo of himself, in a hospital bed, giving a thumbs up on X, formerly Twitter, Thursday.

Hacker was traveling to Daytona Beach, Florida for this weekend’s Truck Series, Xfinity, and NASCAR Cup races. He was set to work as a mechanic for the Joey Gase Motorsports NASCAR Xfinity Series team after he was not entered in any of the races.

The driver received approval to return to NASCAR in October last year following a two-month suspension for driving while intoxicated. Hacker, who completed the NASCAR Road to Recovery Program to regain his spot in the sport recently announced on X that he has been sober for six months.

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