A stock car racer is recovering from a broken back, pelvis and ribs after a horrific crash at Wimbledon Stadium on Sunday.

Peter Scott Jnr, from Romford, was taking part in the first race of the V8 formula series at the Stock Car Supreme Championship at Wimbledon Stadium on Sunday, November 24, when his car ploughed into a steel post.

The 34-year-old had to be cut from the wreckage by fire fighters and was rushed to St George’s Hospital where he remains.

A spokesman for Spedeworth Motorsports, who run stock car racing at Wimbledon, have said: "Peter is still sedated after his back operation but the doctors have been pleased with his progress.

"There is no break to his spinal cord, which was previously a concern, but he broke his back, pelvis and some ribs.

"He is likely to be transferred to another hospital soon.

"Thanks to everyone who has enquired after his well being - we will continue to inform everyone when we get any further updates."