Horrific Fatal Crash at Car Rally in Spain

At least six people were killed, including a young girl and two pregnant women and many others injured in Spain after a car ran off the road and ploughs into crowd, according to videos and images posted to social media.

Sixteen others who were also injured in the crash when the driver of the vehicle appeared to lose control of the car, four children and four adults are described as in a “serious” condition.

The rally driver involved in the crash is reported to be from Carral and his co-driver was named as Luis Miguel Prado Santos.

Car rallies are a popular form of entertainment throughout Spain, especially in the southeastern Catalan region. This time more than 130 cars were enrolled in the 20th rally in Coruna, with them all competing for the Galician championship. The rallies are usually a race among amateur drivers on a regular road instead of enclosed in a course, and this race took place on what appeared to be a dirt road outside with no barriers between racers and spectators.

Spanish authorities have not yet said what they believed caused the crash. Police and ambulance services are currently at the scene assisting victims and their families.

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