Reports are emerging that Colin McRae has been taken to a French hospital after his Ford Focus left the road on the tenth stage of the Corsica Rally.

The stage was stopped after just six cars had completed the run as the World Rally medical team treated McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist. Grist is reported to be OK although McRae's condition is unconfirmed.

Reports from the scene say that McRae was conscious and alert shortly after the crash although the Scottish driver was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure to check for any internal injuries.

It should be stated that details are imprecise at this moment and that McRae is not seriously hurt, a tribute to the strength of the Ford Focus WRC and the quick reactions of the safety teams.

No spectators are believed to be involved.

Information courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors.