Three spectators injured in English Rally Accident

June 22, 2009

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Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8099654.stm; http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/latest/2009/06/14/three-injured-after-rally-car-crash-115875-21440973/

Seems like it’s the season for rally cars leaving circuits! BBC news reports another crash, this time during the Abingdon Motor Sports Carnival held at the Abingdon race track in Oxfordshire on 14th June 2009. The report states that 0930 BST, the rally car left the circuit and ended up on the grass verge where it collided with two marshalls and a photographer injuring them. An 18yr old man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, while two other men aged 22 and 60yrs were taken to hospital with minor injuries. None of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening. The driver and co-driver were also treated for shock at the scene, but were otherwise unhurt.

Police officers are investigating the incident along with the Health & Safety Executive and the Motor Sport Association.

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