30 October 2012 - The fallout from Sunday’s spectacular collision at Kilmore continues, with all three drivers involved requiring significant medical intervention.
Worst affected has been Damian Wilson, who was aboard Gotalotofspeed in the final race on Kilmore Cup day. Wilson suffered a broken tibia and fibula along with a severe laceration to his calf which will keep him at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for the foreseeable future. Doctors were originally hoping to release Wilson within a fortnight but potential complications associated with the laceration in particular mean his stay may be a month or even more. Bendigo's Scott Dyer, who partnered The Numbers Man, had a plate inserted in his broken wrist and also suffered a broken and dislocated shoulder which requires further scans to determine how it will be treated. George Batsakis also suffered two broken wrists, one of which has been plastered, along with a fractured patella (knee cap).
He was released from hospital on Monday but will return for further treatment on both his unplastered wrist and broken patella. Despite their serious injuries, all three drivers were in good spirits when contacted by Harness Racing Victoria. Sunday’s incident, which was set off by Gotalotofspeed falling with 400m to run, is the worst Victorian crash since December last year when Lance Justice, Ross Payne, Kylie Sugars and Chris Alford were all injured at Melton's Tabcorp Park.