Woman dies in Scottish car rally

A woman died and a young boy was injured when a car collided with spectators during a rally. Joy Robson, 50, from the Isle of Skye, was killed in the incident at the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally yesterday.

Detectives name woman who was killed in rally crash

Detectives have named a 50-year-old woman who was killed when a race car careered off a forest track and slammed into spectators of the Scottish Rally Championship.

Police can now confirm that the 50 year old female who sustained fatal injuries whilst in attendance at the Snowman Rally earlier on today, has been named as Joy Robson from the Isle of Skye. Family have requested that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

– Police statement

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Rally officials extend condolences over spectator death

Officials from the Scottish Rally Championship have extended their condolences and sympathies to families involved after a car crashed into spectators.

The management committee, competitors and officials of the SRC extend their condolences to the families of those involved in today's incident on Special Stage One of the Snowman Rally.

We offer our committed support to Highland Car Club and all those affected at this difficult time.

– Dave Robson, chairman of the Scottish Rally Championship

A statement from Highland Car Club said: "The club extends its sympathies to the families of those involved."

Rally driver and co-driver not injured police say

Officers from the Northern Constabulary said police from the force's Road Policing Unit will carry out a full road collision investigation.

Following an earlier collision between a rally car and spectators during Stage 1 of the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally Police can confirm that a 50-year-old woman has sustained fatal injuries and an eight year old boy has been taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment.

The boy's condition is not believed to be life threatening. Neither the driver or the co-driver of the vehicle was injured as a result of the incident. No other spectators were injured. The details of the deceased will not be issued until all next of kin have been informed.

– Northern Constabulary

Woman spectator dies in Scottish rally car crash

Ambulances were on hand at the rally. Credit: ITV News

A 50-year-old woman died and an eight-year-old boy were injured when a car crashed into spectators during a rally in the Scottish Highlands, police said.

The collision happened during the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Glenurquhart Forest, near Loch Ness.

The boy's condition is not believed to be life threatening and he has been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Neither the driver or the co-driver of the vehicle was injured, and no other spectators were hurt, Northern Constabulary said.

The rally was abandoned after the collision during the first stage of the event.

Officers will carry out a full road collision investigation and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

The race is the opening round of the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship.

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