PFL team mem­bers caught in freak ac­ci­dent

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Three mem­bers of the PFL Mo­tor­sport Bri­tish GT team were in­jured af­ter a freak ac­ci­dent when pack­ing up af­ter last week­end’s Sil­ver­stone 500.

The team was load­ing its As­ton Martin Van­tage GT3 into the truck when the tail lift failed, drop­ping the ma­chine back into the garage. Two team mem­bers sus­tained mi­nor in­juries with a third sus­tain­ing a bro­ken foot.

Sil­ver­stone dis­patched two am­bu­lances to the scene, one of which was in­volved in its own ac­ci­dent when it col­lided with a trans­port bus leav­ing the cir­cuit med­i­cal cen­tre on its way to the scene. All par­ties es­caped ma­jor in­jury.

PFL team man­ager Paul Ris­bridger said: “It was a freak ac­ci­dent and it was very for­tu­nate that no­body was more se­ri­ously in­jured.

“As soon as it hap­pened the mar­shals and other teams came to help and the cir­cuit med­i­cal staff were ex­cel­lent. Ev­ery­body was thor­oughly checked out.

“The car sus­tained quite heavy dam­age and has been sent back to Prodrive for eval­u­a­tion.”

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