Kubica Stable After Accident
June 10, 2007 | 1:52 P.M. EST
The incident took place as drivers were returning to speed following the first safety car period of the day. Kubica was attempting to pass the Panasonic Toyota machine of Jarno Trulli when he made a sudden turn and lost control. The Polish-born Kubica went airborne and hit the concrete barrier before barrel rolling down the straightaway until coming to rest in the gravel pit at the beginning of the hairpin turn at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
After a lengthy process, Kubica was extracted from his machine and was checked out by doctors at the circuit.
"We heard from the FIA (Formula One’s governing body) at the medical centre that Robert is stable, he is stable," said a BMW Sauber team member. "That is the only thing we know right now. There is no more information."
According to media reports, the 22-year-old is expected to be transferred by helicopter to a nearby hospital for further tests.