NASCAR’s Jack Roush Recovering From Oshkosh Plane Crash, But Did He Sustain Brain Injury?

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Posted on 1st August 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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 NASCAR team owner Jack Roush remained hospitalized and recovering from the facial injuries he sustained when he crashed his jet in Oshkosh last Tuesday, according to Fanhouse.com.

http://motorsports.fanhouse.com/2010/07/30/jack-roush-doing-better-drivers-expect-him-back-soon/

As a brain injury attorney, I can’t help but wonder if Roush has also been tested for potential brain injury. If his face was cut up, then that of course is a head injury, so my immediate thought was that he might have sustained a mild concussion.

Roush was moved to the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday, where he remains. He had undergone surgery at a hospital in Neenah, Wis., on Tuesday night.    

Roush, an aviation buff who owns many planes, flew to Oshkosh to attend the Experimental Aircraft  Association’s annual AirVenture show.

The NASCAR owner was trying to land his Premier Beechcraft jet at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh when it crashed. Roush and his passenger walked away from the plane, but Roush sustained major facial injuries.     


Attorney Gordon Johnson
Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
g@gordonjohnson.com :: 800-992-9447 :: Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

NASCAR Team Owner Jack Roush Hurt In Oshkosh Plane Crash

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Posted on 28th July 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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 NASCAR team owner Jack Roush crashed his plane in Oshkosh, Wis., Tuesday night, and he is in serious but stable condition with injuries that included facial wounds, according to the Associated Press.  

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/07/28/sports/AP-CAR-NASCAR-Roush-Plane-Crash.html

Roush and his passenger were both lucky enough to be able to get out of his plane after it crashed and walk away. Roush is an aviation aficionado who was in Oshkosh to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture event this week.

The EAA had posted a statement on its website about Roush’s crash, saying that a Beechcraft Premier jet registered to Roush Fenway Racing had an accident while landing at Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport. The only occpants of the plane were Roush and Brenda Strickland, his friend from Plymouth, Mich. 

Strickland was hospitalized with what were described as non-threatening injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.

Roush, an ex-Ford engineer and college physics professor, owns a number of planes.

He was almost killed in a plane crash in 2002, when he landed in a pond and almost drowned. But he was rescued and pulled out of the water.         


Attorney Gordon Johnson
Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
g@gordonjohnson.com :: 800-992-9447 :: Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in South Wisconsin, Pilot Walks Away From Crash

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Posted on 16th February 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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A plane had to make an emergency landing in a corn field in southern Wisconsin Saturday when its engine cut out.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/84354752.html

The pilot made the landing in Bloomfield in Walworth County after his engine plane’s engine conked out. He was flying to Aurora, Ill.

The pilot was taken to a Burlington hospital, but he reportedly didn’t suffer any major injuries. But the plane is a loss, sustaining major damage.

Investigators were set to visit the crash site Sunday night.
Attorney Gordon Johnson
Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
g@gordonjohnson.com :: 800-992-9447 :: Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.