Friday 28 October 2016

San Marino rally spectator dies as car hits crowd

Published 09/10/2016 | 20:47

One spectator has died and several more are seriously injured after a car veered off course into the crowd during a rally event in San Marino.

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RallyLegend organisers said in a statement that the car "went off the road and hit some straw bales protecting a run-off path" and that the spectators affected were "standing right behind the bales".

The car involved was a Renault Clio Maxi driven by Enrico Bonaso with Alice Palazzi as navigator.

Sunday's race was cancelled and local authorities immediately opened a criminal investigation into the incident.

San Marino is nestled on a hill in central Italy, near Rimini and the Adriatic coast.

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