I'm Jake's brother-in-law. My wife has been on and off the phone with Jake's girlfriend, Jessica (who is at the hospital with him). Jake got hurt pretty bad. He has a broken leg, broken collar bone, broken jaw, broken eye socket, minor bleeding in his brain, bruised lungs, and several broken ribs.
Last we heard he was starting to wake up and was able to move one of his arms (his right side collar bone is broken so he can't really move his right arm) and legs. He was also able to wiggle his toes on both feet on command and he was squeezing Jessica's hand to answer questions he was being asked.
At this point, the doctors have said that everything that is wrong with him can be fixed.
Please keep him in your prayers and I will post more information as we get it.
Sorry to hear about the bad news. I was at the race, but we were in our trailer at the time of the accident. We heard the helicoptors. We didn't find out till later that night that it was Jake Windham. I'll say A prayer. Ps I'm glad I didn't see the fall. It would have freaked my out.
His brother in law gave another update a few days ago...
"I talk to my mother-in-law last night and she said that Jake had another CAT scan done and the bleeding in his brain had stopped and he was getting ready to go into surgery to repair his leg (he broke it just above his ankle and both the tib and fib in 2 places).
They haven't said when they are going to repair his jaw (broken in 3 places) or when they are going to repair his eye socket but I wouldn't think it would be too much longer.
I'll keep you all posted!
Jake is such a nice guy and a tought guy individual from what I hear, I hope he makes a full recovery...