Mingay's recovery

From the accident through to recovery


Matt Mingay's recovery expanded over two years. Below is an outline of the key events and moments during this period.

  • June 4, 2016

    The accident

    Stadium Super Trucks accident in Detroit severely injures Matt Mingay

  • June 4, 2016

    Hospital treatment

    Matt Mingay is being treated in the Detroit Receiving Hospital until June 18, 2016

  • June 20, 2016

    Return to Australia

    Matt Mingay returns to Australia, landing in Brisbane. He was admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital

  • June 20, 2016

    Australian hospital treatment continues

    Matt Mingay continues to receive treatment at the Gold Coast University Hospital. On July 26 (2016), he had craniotomy head surgery. His hospital treatment continues up to August 1 (2016).

  • August 2, 2016


    Matt Mingay is treated as a hospital outpatient in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. This continues up to the end of October, 2016.

  • November 3, 2016

    Rebuilding the jaw and mouth

    Matt Mingay undergoes surgery to start rebuilding his jaw and mouth. This was an 18 month journey to fully reconstruct his jaw to where he could finally have bottom teeth fitted.

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