The death toll from a rally car wreck in Spain has risen to seven, with an 11-year-old spectator become the latest victim of the horrific crash, CBC News is reporting.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a rally car driver lost control of his vehicle during the La Coruna Rally in Spain on Saturday, plowing into the crowd.
Spain Car Wreck: La Coruna Rally Crash Kills 6, Including 2 Pregnant Women And 8-Year-Old Girl (WATCH): Six pe… http://t.co/lpDPWHh7PQ
— Spain News Links (@dlSpainews) September 6, 2015
Television cameras at the scene captured the wreck as it occurred; you can see the footage below. WARNING: The following video contains content that may be disturbing to some viewers. A spokesperson for Spain’s Civil Guard — a sort-of militarized police force — stated that the wreck occurred because the rally car driver took a curve too fast, according to ABC News (Australia).
“One of the drivers took the track at a much higher speed than he should have and he veered off a curve, slamming into around 20 people. We have confirmed that six people died — four women and two men. One of them was a pregnant woman.”
At the time of the wreck, conflicting reports surfaced about the number of victims, their ages, sexes, and conditions. As of this post, the toll of deaths and injuries is as follows: seven people have been killed, with the latest being an 11-year-old girl. Five other spectators remain hospitalized, according to a hospital employee who spoke on condition of anonymity; their conditions are not known. Neither the rally car driver nor his co-driver were among the killed or injured.
“The pilot is from Carral, the town where the tragedy took place.”
At least one of the women killed in the wreck was known to have been pregnant. However, conflicting reports since the wreck have suggested that at least two pregnant women died. As of this post, it is not clear how many pregnant women were among the victims of the crash.
Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey, took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the victims of the crash.
El Rally de La Coruña se tiñe de luto. Mi sentido pésame por los fallecidos y deseos de pronta y completa recuperación de los heridos. MR
— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) September 5, 2015
“The La Coruna Rally is tinged with mourning. My condolences for those killed and wishes for a speedy and complete recovery for the injured.”
As of this post, police are still investigating the cause of the rally car wreck.
[Image courtesy of: Getty Images / Jeff Gross]