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« on: July 03, 2008, 14:23:27 pm »

The accident happened in the first run, the car flipped onto the roof, destroying the entire car. The car used to belong to Jääskeläinens. Heikki is undergoing surgery right now at the hospital in Helsingfors.
Hang in there Heikki!!  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 14:45:11 pm »

I hope he's ok, please keep us posted with his recovery
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 15:06:49 pm »

Yes hope he is OK
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 21:12:50 pm »

I`m really sad to hear about this and I hope Heikki is ok! All the best and get well soon.

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 09:51:58 am »

He broke his neck, so it will take some time Embarrassed

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I`m really sad to hear about this and I hope Heikki is ok! All the best and get well soon.


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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 10:39:23 am »

He broke his neck, so it will take some time Embarrassed

-tOmi-

I`m really sad to hear about this and I hope Heikki is ok! All the best and get well soon.



Guys, Heikki need all the support he can get in times like this. I`m just of the phone with Jussi and as JHU say above here the accident did happen in the first test run at Alastaro race track. It was also Heikki`s first test run in the new car. After crossing the finish line he braked and the car drifted to the right before it drifted to the left and crashed. He has not yet been to surgery and his head is kept still with steal supports. He do feel his legs and arms and I guess that must be a very good sign.

It would be nice if someone else would also send him flowers and his hospital address is;

Heikki Våg
Töölön sairaala
Päivystysosasto 2, topeliuksenkatu 5
00260 Helsinki
FINLAND

Get well Heikki!

Best rgs
Kalle


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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 11:58:43 am »

wow!

hope everything will work out OK and he has a full recovery. all the best.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 20:15:21 pm »

I hope he recovers fully, and I have sent him flowers. Last weekend I was in Finland with a friend and picked up the engine that was ment to be in that race car. I thought about borrowing it and race at SCC as a secret come back, but at the moment I am not feeling like racing without a full cage and a HANS device.

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 20:50:51 pm »

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He do feel his legs and arms and I guess that must be very good sign.
This is good news  Smiley

Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 21:25:15 pm »

Hi Heikki.

Best regards

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2008, 18:07:45 pm »

I just got a message from Jussi that he is up walking again, but he won't be working for at least three months.
The car is totalled though.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2008, 09:31:38 am »

Hello guys, so what did happen was that Heikki tested the first time this car (he bought it four days before without engine) he was driving with his own engine 238hp 86x94 + 50.5 IDA:s. He said that he started little smoothier and missed something with shifting second gear in the beginning but the car went straight, he was driving the left line,  before  finish-line he braked once and the car went to the right and when he braked again, the car went at once strongly to the left and at once to the  roof and against the wall so that the first thing to hit the wall was the roof. The speed  was about 140km/h then and the car went trough the finish-line 100km/h by maybe upside down or by sideways  and stopped on the wheels, he said that he has in mind when he was uppside-down and after it he remembers  when the ambulance men helped him out of the car.
 He got the injury in the neck, he was  very lucky and the rescue-men were good and fast, so  they get him to the röntgen to the near hospital and straight from there fast to the Töölö-hospital in Helsinki for magnetic-inspection and there  they operated him next day. operation went ok. Now he is  still there resting and has walked some steps and he said he wants to come back racing! 

His race crash-helmet is also injured and the car is in very bad conditon... the only untouchable parts seems to be the battery and the rpm-cauge. They will give the inspectionraport from Alastaro this week and we will continue checking of the car soon.

Heikki will thank you all for the support he has got now and we will keep you informed how he is going.
Pictures of the car will be published, so all the racers and streetmen could understand the meaning of the safety-equipment.

Remember this: racing is just for the fun and we are all here only once !

Best regards Jussi
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2008, 09:57:58 am »

Remember this: racing is just for the fun and we are all here only once !

So true! Thank you for the update Jussi.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2008, 22:06:25 pm »

My thoughts and prayers are with him!!

We all love racing, but it means nothing without our health!

Get well soon
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2008, 22:44:13 pm »

Glad to know that Heikki is up and about and we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Getting "back on that horse" is a good plan, and is  good  for recovery of the mind.
But get your body repaired first, the mind will take time a well.

Even down under in Australia we all care for the well being of our VW racing friends.
Get well soon, Heikki!
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2008, 23:44:42 pm »

glad to hear he is ok.  UD.
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008, 04:43:34 am »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

Hell, this accident is not the news we want to hear... Embarrassed

All the best wishes and a quick recovery to Heikki!

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008, 06:33:39 am »

Very sad news. Prayers and thoughts out to him for a quick recovery. Glad to hear that he survived.

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008, 14:58:56 pm »

That's terrible news. Glad to hear Heikki is making a recovery and not giving up on racing.

I was involved in drag racing accident 10 years ago when my old 64 beetle drag car. It flipped numerous times, stood up and then landed on it's side. I was lucky, only bruises and a bruised ego.

After crashing that car I was sure to add a cross bar above the drivers head on any new car I would race. A couple of years ago a driver was injured when the roof came down through the center of the cage (due to no cross bar) and hit his helmet. It compacted his spinal column and broke some of his teeth.


Anyway speedy recovery Heikki.
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2008, 09:32:04 am »

I heard about the accident at the weekend and it was shocking news, at the time there wasn't really much information on how he was doing and it sounded like it was a bad one. I'm pleased to hear that Heikki is OK relatively speaking and wish him all the best for a speedy and full recovery. It's always difficult when you learn of something like this but all the same I hope he is able to get back out on track again soon.

Regards & All The Best,

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2008, 11:48:53 am »

Hello to everyone!

Thank you all for the flowers, the T-shirt and all the support I have gotten from you!

I am consentrating on my recovery now, but we are allready planning on updating my former racecar with Jussi. Let`s see what happens... My intenssions are to be back on the track next spring. It will probably take about six months to fully recovery but Jussi has promísed to help me rebilding the car.

Remember all how important the safety equipment are! And remember to take good care of them.... I hope accidents like this wont happen again.

once again, Thank you all!

Fast Bastard Drag Race Team
-Heikki Våg-
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2008, 12:58:50 pm »

Glad you still got the racing-spirit!!

Have a fast recovery Heikki! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2008, 16:52:59 pm »

Great that you're on the mend Heikki!
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2008, 02:58:34 am »

will he have 100% recovery ? we all hope, any more info on rehab ?
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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2008, 14:18:42 pm »

Glad that you are ok Heikki.  Which car was this that you were driving?
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