Veteran racing mechanic Willie Ator, a member of the crew for the No. 19 Racing Professionals Dallara driven by Jon Herb, was severely injured in a traffic accident on May 13 near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ator, a longtime open wheel mechanic from Jacksonville, Illinois, was injured at the intersection of West 16th Street and Lafayette Road when a car turned in front of his motorcycle. Ator, who had just left IMS following Sunday's qualification session, suffered several broken bones and is recovering at Methodist Hospital. "Our team is praying for Willie. He is a good guy and a talented mechanic who will be missed by the whole team," said Herb.Geez, louise. Best wishes for a hasty recovery.
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