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Teenage Racing Driver Has Both Legs Amputated After Crash

Teenage Racing Driver Has Both Legs Amputated After Crash

Teenage F4 racing driver Billy Monger has lost both of his lower legs following the horrific crash on Sunday.

The 17-year-old, who has been crowned British Champion twice, was involved in the high-speed collision while racing at Donington Park in Derby.

The horrifying incident was captured by his on-board camera and was broadcast on television, with thousands of people watching the moment.

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The footage showed his vehicle colliding with another car, driven by Finnish racer Patrik Pasma, who was taken to hospital alongside Billy.

A JustGiving page has been set up by the Monger family and fellow driver Tom Ingram to support the 'extremely talented' teen.

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Describing the incident as one of the most 'horrific crashes motorsport has seen', the page describes how Billy was left 'fighting for his life', and now faces a 'huge challenge to recover and return to a full and active life'.

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The post reads: "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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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."

Source: BBC and The Daily Record

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James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.