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Tragedy at a race rally

12 April 2010 / 14:04:17  GRReporter
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Car fell on the protective fences, bounced and landed in the crowd, killing a 9-year-old child. In the incident, which happened yesterday afternoon during a rally race in Polidendri, the child’s 8-year-old brother and their father were injured. 

The unbelievable accident happened after the driver of one of the cars that were not racing lost control. The car had hit the placed protective tires around the track, crashed the protective barriers and fallen in the audience. According to police for unknown reason the amateur driver and his companion failed to manage the car, which fell on the viewers with great speed. The audience had gathered early at the 30th kilometer on the Athens-Lamia road, so they can watch the races of the second Auto Festival. 

An ambulance had arrived right away at the place of the incident and it rushed the children in the Children's Hospital in Athens, and the father in the hospital “George Genimatas”. Despite the efforts of doctors, the 9-year-old boy died due to severe head injuries. His younger brother is seriously injured and their father is in a state in shock with minor injuries. 

His mother is trying to cope with the tragedy and with the help of her relatives she is trying to support her other little boy and her husband. The reasons leading to the accident are being investigated right now. The second Auto Festival was held on a specially made for this purpose trail which involved not only racing cars but also ordinary cars, motorcycles and antiques.

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