Tragic rally accidents: Driver dead in France, six spectators killed in Spain
Six people, including a pregnant woman have been killed on Saturday in a accident at Rally de A Coruna in Northwestern Spain. Police said that 16 people had been injured, some critically, when the Peugeot 206 XS crashed off the road and into spectators after he came too fast through the corner.
Amateur camera footage showed how the car went off the road in a cloud of dust. The accident happened at around 20.00 local time, near the town of Carral in the province of Galicia. Driver Sergio Tabeajo and co-driver Luis Prego Santos were unhurt.
The accident in Spain followed just a day after fatal accident at Rallye Mont-Blanc in France, where 39-old rally driver Frederic Comte succumbed from injuries after he crashed with Citroen Xsara WRC. His co-driver and wife Angelique Comte was injured.