Alfie Carroll goes from fractured skull, brain bleeding to Canada’s ’15 dash champion

by Dave Briggs

Alfie Carroll never told anyone but family members about the skull fracture, or the fact his brain bled in three places. Canada’s leading dash-winning driver in 2015 also kept quiet – partly, in keeping with his shy personality – about the fact doctors told him he was lucky the accident had not robbed him of some motion on the left side of his body.

“The one spot was right near the spot in your brain that controls your motor skills,” Carroll said this week, a year-and-a-half after the accident at Flamboro Downs that left him with a concussion that was much more severe than the 30-year-old ever admitted publicly.