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Novato Racer Seriously Hurt in Horrific Daytona Crash

Memo Gidley suffers spinal fracture and other injuries sustained on Saturday at the Rolex 24.

Novato's Memo Gidley Seriously Hurt in Horrific Daytona Crash

Gidley suffers spinal fracture and other injuries sustained on Saturday at the Rolex 24.

Novato resident Memo Gidley suffered serious injuries in a horrific crash on Saturday at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, USA Today reports.

Gidley suffered a spinal fracture and other injuries sustained during the crash, the report said.

He underwent surgery and will require additional surgery on his back, the report said.

Gidley crashed his racing Corvettein a Ferrari driven by Matteo Malucelli 94 laps into the 24-hour race on Daytona's infield course, the report said.

Gidley was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center, about an hour from the raceway, the report said.

Kathryn Crowder January 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Godspeed with your recovery memo. We couldn't ask for a nicer neighbor! Kathryn, Chris, and Julianna

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