We would like to pass on an update regarding Kylie and Gary Tanner following their motor vehicle accident  9 weeks ago.

Kylie is safely home and recuperating from her broken collarbone for which she has been undergoing physiotherapy.

Gary’s injuries were far more extensive, amongst the more serious of his injuries Gary received:

  • A broken neck in two places
  • A broken leg
  • Broken ribs
  • Fluid on his lungs
  • Spinal cord bruising

We have great news that last week Gary stood up for the first time since the accident and is able to support his own weight. Gary remains in hospital undergoing rehabilitation from his injuries, while awaiting a bed to open in a specialist rehabilitation facility.

There is a still a long road ahead in Gary’s recovery, but Gary maintains a positive attitude and is working with physiotherapists and doctors every day to get back on track.

“We would like to thank everyone from the drag racing community for their messages and support over the last 9 weeks this support has been overwhelming to us.” Kylie expressed when she dropped by the ANDRA office.

Gary maintains his passion for ANDRA Drag Racing and is planning the race car repairs and replacement of the transporter so that Kylie and Gary can continue to be part of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

We look forward to posting more positive updates as Gary’s rehabilitation progresses.

Image credit: Cara Bertoli