A 17-year-old Formula 4 driver had both of his legs amputated after this horrific crash in England. The BBC reports that Billy Monger hit the back of a fellow racer during a crash in Donnington, Leicestershire. Monger was airlifted from the scene after he was cut out of his car.
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A Just Giving page has been set up for Monger and at time of writing it has raised over $350,000. The page was set up to “Help Billy Monger beat life changing injuries, after being involved in one of the most horrific crashes Motorsport has seen.” The page also says:
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.
Monger had been competing in the Formula 4 British Championship, which replaced the British Formula Ford Championship in 2015. That competition is where Formula 1 legends Jensen Button and Ayrton Senna got their starts. In the wake of Monger’s crash, Button posted this on Instagram:
Hey guys this fellow racer Billy Monger had a big shunt this past weekend at Donnington and sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs. This guy needs our help so if you can please donate, I will be doing as much as I can to help this dude out.
According to his Facebook page, Monger is from Charlwood in Surrey and lived in Crawley where he attended Reigate Sixth Form College. While another profile, Monger says his other hobbies include tennis and cycling.