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Accident investigation clears Kubica

Robert Kubica cleared of blame of rally accident
An investigation into the rally accident that left Robert Kubica seriously injured has cleared the Pole of any wrongdoing.

Prosecutors has looked into the incident during the Ronde di Andora Rally in Italy, where Kubica crashed into an Armco barrier which then penetrated the cockpit of his S2000-spec Skoda Fabia.

It left Kubica with multiple injuries and he underwent numerous operations before being released from hospital last week.

In total, Kubica spent 76 days in the Santa Corona hospital before being released to continue his recovery, but both driver and his rally team have now been cleared over any blame over the incident.



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hamsterace - Unregistered

May 05, 2011 12:14 PM

Jeez - what do they mean BLAME? The guy was on a rally, trying (as ever) his hardest, and got it ever so slightly wrong. I'm not a rallying man by any means, but I can see - and hats off to them for having the balls to do it in the first place - that a small mistake can turn into a big accident. What would the accident investigation have done if they had found him "guilty"? Chucked one of the most talented drivers in the world (who had just spent 76 days in hospital, many of them in a very serious condition) in jail? Fined him? Banned him from future competitions? No-one wants to see reckless driving or needless accidents, but in a sport where human error - however minor - accounts for the majority of all accidents, trying to rationalise it in this way seems pointless to me.

Cobalt

May 05, 2011 5:40 PM

107SS2009, I agree that racing accidents shoud be investigated to see if there was no negligence from the team or the race organisers but a racing driver cannot avoid accidents. Drivers are expected to drive to the limit. To find the limit they have to go beyond it. They shoudnt be blamed or cleared of having an accident (unless they crash on purpose).



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