De Villota leaves hospital
Marussia test driver Maria De Villota has been discharged from hospital
Maria De Villota has been released from hospital following an accident that resulted in her losing her right eye while test driving for Marussia earlier this month.
De Villota required two operations at Addendrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in the wake of a crash at Duxford Airfield that saw the 32-year-old Spaniard run into the tailgate of a stationary service vehicle at the end of an installation run whilst conducting a straightline aero test.
She was admitted to Madrid's La Paz hospital last week and has since undergone plastic surgery, and a statement from the hospital released on her behalf revealed she has not suffered any neurological injuries.
"The patient is in good general condition, so she was discharged from hospital yesterday," the statement read.
"In these six days, she has been treated by specialists of the plastic and neurological surgery services, and the ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.
"As announced previously, the patient has lost her right eye, as a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, and she will be closely followed by the ophthalmology service.
"The specialists of the plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those."
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And to the someone? She wasn't a current driver it was a straight line aero test not a performance one similar to a wind tunnel one.
Everything has an hazard(even you) the layout would be sim to a race one the trailor was outside area it was just unfortunate that tail lift was semi down but they have like that as have to get things from inside it etc.
There was marshalls/medics there as always have to have and others test there as well.
But the extent of her injuries soon became apparent that they needed things like para/heli medics as duxford has a full crash team there as an operational airfield.
But sometimes no matter how care full and precise you do plan/ things there will always be an hidden element of danger.
Re like those down in dorset walking along beach when cliff collapsed on them could anyone have for told it?
Shame but 2 quick points need to be raised.
1. Why were they testing at Duxford airfield? Why not a proper track with all the safety procedures in place e.g crash barriers,marshalls,trained medics and no chance of members of public or the vehicles placed in dangerous places
2. I thought you weren't allowed to test during the season only on approved dates
Get well soon Maria