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Wilson says he couldn't avoid incident after injuring Dragon Racing pitcrew members

Justin Wilson says that he had no chance of avoiding the pitlane accident that injured members of the Dale Coyne Racing and Dragon Racing pit crews during the first IndyCar practice session on the Toronto street circuit.

Two members of the Dragon crew have been taken to a nearby hospital to have leg and ankle injuries evaluated and two other crew members were assessed at the infield medical centre after a Wilson suffered a mechanical problem while approaching his pit bay.

"I came down pitlane and the car refused to go into neutral," said Wilson. "So I was stuck in first, I couldn't get neutral, and, on top of that, these carbon brakes don't work when they're cold, so I was hard on the brakes and I couldn't stop.

"At the last second I tried to dive into the wall to take speed off, but those guys were there and had no idea I was coming and even diving to the wall I still hit them. I really hope they are OK."

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