Video: Fernando Alonso OK After Crashing into Indianapolis 500 Practice Wall

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 15, 2019

Fernando Alonso, of Spain, sits in his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Fernando Alonso was able to escape his car unscathed following a crash during Wednesday's practice session for the Indianapolis 500. 

Coming around high on a turn, his car made contact with the wall on three separate occasions and lost one of its tires before coming to a stop. Alonso was able to exit the car, and medics took him into the medical center for evaluation:

Fortunately, Alonso walked away from the crash without any significant injuries. He addressed what happened on Twitter, even teasing a possible return to the track later today:

Alonso, who drives the No. 66 for McLaren Racing Chevy, was the first driver to crash during practice for this year's race. The 37-year-old is making his second appearance at the Indianapolis 500 after finishing 24th in 2017. 

The 2019 Indianapolis 500 will be held on May 26 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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