The images from the horrible crash that involved Stan Fox and five other drivers are something one would want to forget immediately.
After the first turn, Fox’s car made a hard right going into the outside wall and caused a commotion that collected the other five cars. All you could see were scattered debris across the track.
Fox’s car was shredded into half, exposing his feet and legs. He suffered severe head injuries, and he was never to be seen again at the Indianapolis 500.
Other drivers that got caught up in that crash are Gil De Ferran and Eddie Cheever, who later on become future Indy winners. The last driver to fall into this chaotic mess was Lyn St. James, who became the only woman to start the 1995 race.
Stan Fox at the Hospital
After the crash, Fox never spoked nor responded, and he finally came out of a coma on June 2.
It was a worrying situation at the Methodist Hospital for Stan Fox’s condition. However, there was some good news coming in.
Here is what a Spokeswoman at the Methodist Charlotte Hatfield has to say about his progress.
“He’s quite alert and beginning to respond more. I’m sure he knows where he is, but we still don’t know what level of recognition he has.”
“Fox is awake most of the day, and completely off a respirator that had been used to help him breathe, and has smiled and begun mouthing word.”
“He watches what’s going on in the room, but whether he pays attention to the TV, we don’t really know. There’s no way to know how much he’s aware of because he hasn’t spoken at all. Definitely, it’s a very slow improvement.”
Stan Fox would go on to live a healthy life away from the craziness of the Indy 500 race. Five years on, Fox was declared dead after a fatal accident.
Stan Fox fatal accident that took his life
On December 20, 2005, about five years since his Indianapolis 500 crash, Fox was killed in an auto accident while in New Zealand. He was 48 years old by then.
It was said that Fox was visiting friends in New Zealand when he was involved in the two-vehicle crash.
Stan Fox suffered a severe injury to the head that made him go into a coma for five days. Unfortunately, lousy fate would fall upon, and five years later, he lost his life through an auto accident involving two vehicles.