16 Dec 2008

Teenager racer returns home to Melbourne

6:24 am on 16 December 2008

The teenage Australian racing driver Lucas Dumbrell has been airlifted home to Melbourne following the crash in Sydney 10 days ago which left him a quadriplegic.

Dumbrell's family say he needs assistance with his breathing, and they're hoping he should be able to speak again within the next week.

He is expected to start his rehabilitation some time next week.