Injured Wilson gets home for Christmas

Seriously injured Lauder sidecar rider Rob Wilson spent Christmas at home with his family thanks to the generosity of friends and supporters.

Rob Wilson and Stephen Kershaw take pride of place on the Knockhill podium
Rob Wilson and Stephen Kershaw take pride of place on the Knockhill podium

Both Wilson, and driver Steve Kershaw, were involved in a horrific accident at Knockhill last September which saw them both hospitalized and put an end to their 2015 British F1 Championship bid.

Wilson, 48, suffered lower body paralysis and has been a resident at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth Unit ever since.

In October Wilson had surgery to plate his collar bone and began to feel a lot better, to the point of sitting up for the first time, as his bones began to heal

Work got underway to adapt his house for the future, with finances assisted by the generous support generated by the Go Fund Me page set up by family friend Tony Brown as well as numerous events put on by racing colleagues. He finally got to spend a night there in December 25.

In the mean time Kershaw has moved back home and continues to develop his mobility. The 28-year-old suffered several broken bones including a fractured vertebrate and bones in his hand in the accident and, while his hand is on the mend, he is still in a back brace.

“A spokesperson for the team said: “Both men have positive attitudes and are putting all of their energy into healing as best as they can. They would like to thank everyone for their continued support and encouragement; it really helps to keep spirits up.”