5 injured in Rally car crash

5 people were injured after a rally car crashed into them during a race in Somerset. It happened during the Regency stages rally at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet.

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Health & Safety officials have opened an investigation after five people were injured by a rally car which left a track and careered into a crowd of spectators in Somerset..

Two adults and three children were taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

The incident happened just before midday at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet.

The one-day Regency Stages Rally, featuring 55 miles of Tarmac rallying across 10 stages, was being held at the venue.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the condition of the rally driver involved in the crash is unknown.

"There is a joint investigation involving the police and the Health and Safety Executive into the incident," he said.

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Rally car 'crashes into spectators injuring five people'

Five people have been injured after a rally car left the track and crashed into spectators, the Shepton Mallet Journal reported.

The three children and two adults were watching the Regency Stages Rally at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, when the accident took place this morning.

One of the casualties has been airlifted to hospital with "possible life-changing injuries," according to the report.

It is believed the rally car left the track at a bend and struck an area cordoned off for spectators.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said, "We are trying to establish the circumstances of the incident. We are grateful it was not worse."

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