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Quebec snowmobile racer Villeneuve remains in serious condition

02/17/2013 11:38 EST | Updated 04/19/2013 05:12 EDT
Snowmobile racer Jacques Villeneuve, the uncle of the race car driver with the same name, remains in intensive care at the Sherbrooke Hospital after suffering serious injuries while snowmobile racing on Saturday.

Villeneuve, 59, sustained several fractures and reportedly has a punctured lung. He was injured during a qualifying round at the Valcourt ski-doo Grand Prix.

Villeneuve's snowmobile collided with Michael Soucy's while the two were entering a curve.

Both drivers drove off the track and ended up in hay stacks.

Paramedics said Villeneuve's irregular breathing and drop in blood pressure meant he had to be airlifted to the hospital.

Villeneuve was approaching fifth position in the race when the other driver lost control and crashed into his snowmobile.

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