Sunday, 15 April 2012

Rally - Accident update

Just a wee update on yesterday’s item about the accident on the Granite City Rally. A fourth man was slightly injured during the accident on the first stage, although not as seriously as the other three, and all suffered ‘lower limb injuries’.

The accident happened after one car left the road and spectators rushed to help push it out of the ditch in which it had come to rest. As they did so, another car came round the corner and slid off the road at the same place, striking the men at the rear of the first car.

It’s too early to speculate on the causes of the accident because only those who were there will have the full facts, but for now, full praise must be extended to the stage doctor and on-event rescue crews who attended the aftermath of the accident.

One casualty was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary while the other three were taken by ambulance.

Grampian Police will conduct a ‘collision investigation’ and carry out a full inquiry into the circumstances of the incident.

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