Crash vic­tims suf­fer bro­ken ver­te­brae

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

A driver and co-driver who crashed on the Mini Epynt Stages ear­lier this month suf­fered bro­ken ver­te­brae.

Ford Es­cort Mk2 driver Martin Evans and co-driver Dan Saun­ders suf­fered in­juries af­ter a big off on stage three of the June 5 event.

“It’s a very no­to­ri­ous spot,” said Saun­ders. “We car­ried too much speed through a cor­ner and Martin mis­heard the pacenote. He straight­ened the car up to avoid rolling but that meant we went down the bank.”

Saun­ders re­quired surgery for three bro­ken ver­te­brae. Evans also had two spinal frac­tures but doc­tors were un­sure whether to op­er­ate or as­sign bed rest as MN went to press.

The crew were com­pli­men­tary of those who ar­rived on the scene, in­clud­ing spec­ta­tors, res­cue crews, mar­shals and South Wales Air Am­bu­lance.

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