Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa has been placed in an ‘induced state of unconsciousness’ after suffering Acute Respiratory Failure.
The 20-year-old’s family provided an update on his condition following his transfer to a specialist ICU facility in the United Kingdom.
According to the statement, he was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, which resulted in Acute Respiratory Failure.
Correa was involved in the frightening accident at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.
Initially treated at the CHU de Liège hospital, he was diagnosed with fractured legs and a ‘minor spinal injury’.
The Ecuadorian-American’s condition is considered critical but stable.
Full statement from Juan Manuel Correa’s family
First of all, on behalf of our son we wish to thank everyone within and outside the motorsports community for the wonderful and caring get well wishes that we have received, as well as messages for a speedy recovery. We are confident that Juan Manuel will review them all himself once he is back in charge of his social media accounts.
Honouring our son’s straight-to-the-point and honesty that characterises him, we wish to update you on the status of his injuries and physical condition. As time has progressed, new complications have surfaced as a consequence of the massive impact he suffered Saturday in Belgium. On his arrival to London, Juan Manuel was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. This is an injury considered common in high impact accidents such as this one.
Unfortunately, this injury resulted in Juan Manuel falling into Acute Respiratory Failure. Juan Manuel is currently in an Intensive Care Unit that specialises in respiratory injuries. At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and under ECMO support. Juan Manuel is in critical but stable condition.
We are confident that our son will surprise us like he always does with his tremendous fighting will and strength and will recover completely.
At this time, we kindly request that our privacy and space be respected. As a family, we need to pull together and be 100% there for Juan Manuel.
Maria and I wish to take this opportunity to give our condolences to the Hubert family for their loss. Our hearts are broken, and we can only imagine the pain this loss has brought them.