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UK: Woman killed, boy injured after car crash in Scottish Rally

17-02-2013

EDINBURGH, (Xinhua): A 50-year-old woman was killed and an eight-year-old boy was hurt on Saturday after a rally car left a forest track and hit spectators in the Highlands in northern Scotland, local media reported.

The boy was sent to a local hospital in Inverness and his condition was not believed to be life-threatening, the local police was quoted as saying.

Neither the driver nor the co-driver of the vehicle was injured, and no other spectators were hurt, said the Sky News report.

The incident happened on the first stage of the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Glen Urquhart Forest, at Balnain, five miles (about 8 km) west of Loch Ness and the opening round of the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship event had already been cancelled after the incident, it added.

A full road collision investigation would be carried out and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, said the report.

Dave Robson, chairman of the championship, extended condolences to the families of the victims involved in the incident, saying that "We offer our committed support to Highland Car Club and all those affected at this difficult time."

The Scottish Highland Car Club also released a statement, expressing its sympathies to the families of those involved.

The event attracted 110 competing crews and was due to include five stages, according to the report.


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