Scotland: Woman killed and two others injured after car racing in Snowman Rally nr Loch Ness collided with spectators – 160213 1800z

Emergency services are currently attending an incident at Stage 1 of the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally at Glenurquhart Forest, Balnain.

The event has been abandoned and members of the Northern Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit are in attendance along with members of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

From initial information it would appear that a car involved in the rally left the track and collided with spectators.

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.

The details of the deceased will not be issued until all next of kin have been informed.

Members of the Northern Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit will be carrying 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.

Dave Robson, Chairman of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship said: 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 1 of the Snowman Rally.

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

Update: Northern Constabulary says a third person has been injured, but ‘walking wounded’ in rally crash near Loch Ness

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