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Sophia Floersch crashes: FIA pledges to investigate the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix horror accident

International motorsports chief Jean Todt has promised the governing FIA will investigate Sunday's horrific aerial crash at the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix which left 17-year-old German driver Sophia Floersch with a spinal fracture.

Floersch was catapulted off the track into a photographers' bunker after traveling at more than 275 kilometers per hour (171 mph) on the tight street circuit.

The teenager was from a former Portuguese colony from where he tweeted that he was "fine" and would undergo surgery on Monday.

"After the serious incident today in Macau the FIA ​​is mobilized to help those involved and analyzing what happened," the International Motorsport Federation (FIA) president Todt tweeted.

"We will monitor the situation and make the necessary conclusions."

Floersch was taken to hospital after the crash but later tweeted she was "fine" (EPA)

Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who was hit after the initial impact, was also taken to hospital complaining of back pain but the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee said he had been discharged after treatment.

Chief Medical Officer of the Macau Grand Prix, Dr. Chan Wai Sin, a hospital for treatment.

The Macau Grand Prix Crashes are frequent at the 65th edition, hosted by Guia Circuit's six car and motorcycle races on the streets of the streets of the island.

Last year, British motorcyclist Daniel Hegarty edited after the safety barrier during a race, the eighth rider to have lost his life on the circuit since 1973.

Three motorcyclists were taken to the hospital after crashing at the circuit this week, with Britain's Andrew Dudgeon requiring a metal rod to be inserted into his spine after a crash in practice.

Dudgeon comes from Britain's Isle of Man where 270 motorcyclists have been killed in the competition on the island's circuits over the last 120 years.

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