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Wehrlein in Germany training camp accident

DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein has been involved in a car accident at the German national football team's training camp which has left two people in hospital
Mercedes DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein has been involved in a car accident at the German national football team's training camp which has left two people in hospital.

Wehrlein - who drives a Mercedes for HWA Team - was at the training camp in South Tyrol in Northern Italy for some promotional filming alongside Nico Rosberg, when his car struck two people on a road which was closed to the public. It is believed Rosberg and Wehrlein were driving separate cars, each carrying a member of Germany's World Cup squad, while filming at the team's base.

Neither Wehrlein nor his passenger were hurt in the incident, with the German FA (DFB) confirming there had been a “serious accident” but that no injuries had been sustained by any squad members.

“An accident occurred during a visit to the training camp of the German National Football Team,” a statement from Mercedes-Benz Motorsport read. “While driving on a closed circuit, DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein injured two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course.

“We cannot offer any statement concerning the severity of injuries, as both injured parties are currently undergoing medical treatment. Pascal Wehrlein was uninjured in the accident.

“We deeply regret this accident and send wishes of quick recovery to the injured. We will work in full cooperation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident.”




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Fullofit

May 27, 2014 9:39 PM

Bad news for the injured people, but why were they walking on a closed course? Lucky it wasn't Nico driving ... some would probably have accused him of doing it deliberately, because clearly accidents don't just happen when people drive cars at their limits.

theeagle

May 28, 2014 12:02 AM

Its no surprise. Racing drivers have scant regard for safety, themselves, fans. They (racing drivers) never spare nothing.. This much said, its sad for those injured and I wish them a speedy recovery.



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