JJ Lehto Injured In Boating Accident In Finland
JJ Lehto, a Formula One and Le Mans veteran has had a lucky escape from a boating accident in his native Finland.
The former Benetton and Sauber driver, who also won the 2005 24h Le Mans, was sailing a vessel along the Jomalvik Canal in Finland when disaster struck on the ship. It is unknown what caused the incident, but Lehto was thrown into the water. Sadly, a friend who he was sailing with was killed.
Lehto suffered concussion and broken ribs among his injuries, and managed to swim ashore but was very confused during conversations with police according to local witnesses.
We wish him a speedy recovery.