Woman killed, child hurt in Scottish rally car crash

16th February 2013, Comments 0 comments

A rally car plunged into a crowd of spectators in Scotland on Saturday killing a 50-year-old woman and injuring an eight-year-old boy, police said.

The accident happened in Glenurquhart Forest near Loch Ness during the first stage of the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally, which has been going since 1955 and is known locally as the "poor man's Monte Carlo".

The boy's condition is not believed to be life threatening, but he has been taken to hospital, the Northern Constabulary said in a statement.

"Neither the driver or the co-driver of the vehicle was injured as a result of the incident. No other spectators were injured," it added.

The rally was abandoned following the incident, and the car club said it extended its sympathies to the families of those involved.

© 2013 AFP

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