Seven Killed After Deadly Rally Crash in Spain (Video)
Seven spectators are dead after a rally car plunged Saturday into a crowd of 20 people, killing at least seven and injuring at least 12 more, media outlets are reporting.
The BBC reported that six people were initially dead after the crash in the province of Galicia, which is in northwest Spain. The Daily Mail reported that a young girl who was severely injured in the crash died from her injuries Saturday night.
The La Coruna rally was immediately cancelled after the deadly crash.
According to reports, the driver — identified by Spanish media as Sergio Taveayo — and his co-driver Luis Miguel Prado Santos were unhurt in the crash.
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, two spectators remain in critical condition and five more have serious injuries. Ten spectators with minor injuries left the hospital Sunday.
Among the dead were two pregnant women and one girl, according to El Pais.
Authorities say the men may have been driving too fast when they lost control of their car and careened into the spectators. According to reports, authorities are investigating the crash.
Purported video of the crash was posted online after the crash.
(Warning: Although the video doesn’t contain graphic images, it does depict a fatal crash.)
Yes , Spain is a sucky place to live unless you're seriously wealthy then it sucks a bit less . I hope they don't hassle the Drivers as stupid is as stupid does ~ I've been going to the races for many decades and always manage to find a safe enough place to watch . -Nate
I wouldn't want to be those two or their insurance. On a different foot. Yes you can say pointless, dangerous. Live in a metropolis? Ever wonder how many women & kids your local transit authority has killed since it was incorporated? And how many more it will continue to kill..
As Michelle Mouton [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mich%C3%A8le_Mouton] has said: She once admitted that to be competitive in the rally, she tried to think of the large crowds right by the side of the route as trees.
FWIW ; the U.S. of A. also has these mishaps constantly ~ my Son races AMA District 37 and I've seen some horrendous collisions between the racers and Spectators who insist in being too close to the action , they deliberately choose the corners etc. where they know in advance that get offs and rollovers etc. are likely and then get all pissy when some one gets hurt or a Child has to witness compound broken bones (means bones sticking out of bloody torn skin) and then has nightmares for months.... Spain does suck unless you're wildly rich ~ it has been so for well over 50 years , I have friends from Spain , rich friends , well educated who are sad they had to leave their country to be able to make a decent living . Mexico , the Dominican Republic , Barbados on an on are all wonderful places to vacation , not so much for the regular folks who have to live their miserable lives there , get real . -Nate