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Paralyzed Racer Gets First Semi-Autonomous Driver's License In The U.S.

Former Indy Racing League race winner Sam Schmidt became quadriplegic in 2000 when he crashed during testing at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Florida. The accident caused irreparable damage to his spinal cord, cutting short what was then a promising career. Fast forward to 2016 and Schmidt, the owner of the Verizon IndyCar Series team, is once again in the news, although this time, it’s for all the right reasons.
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