Soldiers injured raising money for Help for Heroes

John Winskill, Lee Townsend and Justin Birchall
John Winskill, Lee Townsend and Justin Birchall Credit: Race2Recovery

A civilian volunteer and two former soldiers are receiving treatment in hospital after being involved in a car crash while competing in the Dakar Rally.

Retired Army Major John Winskil, Falklands veteran Lee Townsend and team driver Justin Birchall were injured in a head-on collision with two other vehicles which left two people dead.

The team has decided to continue competing in the Dakar Rally.

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Soldiers injured in Dakar crash

Three members of the Race2Recovery team who are attempting to complete the Dakar Rally for charity have been injured in a head-on collision in Peru.