Video Captures Pit Crew Member Being Hit by Out-of-Control Race Car in Louisiana

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A pit crew member who was struck by an out-of-control car at an IndyCar race in Louisiana over the weekend said he was lucky to walk away with only minor injuries.

Todd Phillips sustained minor injuries after getting hit by a car during an IndyCar race  on April 12, 2015. (Credit: Dale Coyne Racing)

Todd Phillips sustained minor injuries after getting hit by a car during an IndyCar race on April 12, 2015. (Credit: Dale Coyne Racing)

The incident occurred Sunday during the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana, the Associated Press reported.

Todd Phillips, a tire changer for Dale Coyne Racing, was hit by the car of Francesco Dracone as his vehicle spun out on a pit road, according to AP.

Video of the incident, which Phillips posted to his Facebook page, showed him flipping over after the vehicle's back tire hit him in the leg at a high rate of speed.

Phillips needed to have six stitches for a cut on his leg, but was otherwise OK.

"I guess the cat is out of the bag," he wrote on Facebook. "I can't tell you how lucky I am to walk away with only 6 stitches!"