Thursday 25 December 2014

Three dead and six injured after crash at a Scottish rally

Andy Phillip

Published 31/05/2014 | 20:45

Police at the scene near Little Swinton, Coldstream after a rally car lost control during the Jim Clark Rally and hit spectators.
Police at the scene near Little Swinton, Coldstream after a rally car lost control during the Jim Clark Rally and hit spectators.

Three people were killed and six injured when cars collided with spectators in two different crashes at a motor rally.

The crashes happened within hours of each other at the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders.

Police said the most serious crash took place at about 4pm when a rally car came off the road near Kelso, hitting spectators.

Three were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth is in a critical condition in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Two hours earlier, a rally car hit five people.

Four were treated at the scene and another is in a serious condition in hospital.

Police Scotland said the the rally was cancelled after the fatal crash.

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