DAVID Baker has finally been reported stable by family members over a week on from a serious incident during the Formula Prostocks race at Donington Park.
Competing alongside NG Road Racing, Baker had a crash on Saturday, May 13, and was hospitalised at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with a dislocated shoulder, a broken left arm and 16 broken ribs.
Over the past days, the Suffolk racer has endured a collapsed lung and multiple operations to repair fractures, but is now reported by family members to be responsive and breathing on his own and without assistance.
“We are so overwhelmed with the amount of kindness and support that has been given in the past two weeks,” said Baker’s daughter Charlotte, who has been travelling nearly six hours daily to be with her father in the Nottingham medical centre.
“It’s been an awful experience that I never thought I’d have to see my dad go through, but the support of Formula Prostocks, Tracey Clark and her partner Glynn, and friends/family has made it so much more manageable. I honestly can’t thank you all enough, and I hope within a few weeks my dad will be able to tell you all himself”
In light of the crash, Formula Prostocks chiefs have decided to start a fund that will assist Baker and his family with ongoing care costs.
Not only will there be opportunities to donate at next weekend’s Cadwell Park round with NGRRC, but there is also a raffle planned at the Saturday night FPR barbecue on June 3.
A pair of Avon 3D race tyres has been provided as a top prize to bolster the raffle’s contribution to the David Baker Fund, but donations for prizes are still being accepted.
Tickets are £10 each and payment can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the ‘friends and family’ option selected.
For more information, contact Keith Chambers.
*Images: Paul Soulby