WRC: Sebastien Ogier in hospital after an accident in Poland

WRC: Sebastien Ogier in hospital after an accident in Poland

Sebastien Ogier, eight-time world rally champion, and his co-driver Vincent Landais were admitted to hospital this morning after an accident in Poland, where the seventh round of the WRC season takes place this weekend.

Ogier’s factory team, Toyota Gazoo Racing, said in a statement that the crew “suffered an accident during preparation for the Rally Poland and was taken to hospital for examination.”

According to Polish police, in the northeast of the country, near the city of Włosti, a collision occurred between Toyota and Ford cars, after which four people were taken to hospital, in particular the racers were sent there by helicopter.

The accident took place on a narrow dirt road that was not closed to other traffic, and no rally crew training was allowed there at the time. Based on footage shown on Polish television at the scene, a head-on collision occurred between Ogier’s Toyota and a local resident’s Ford.

Since 2020, Ogier has been competing in the WRC for the factory team of the Japanese concern, winning two titles and after six stages this season, in which he achieved two victories, he is in fourth place in the individual classification.

There is no official information yet about the possible consequences of the accident, but Polish Radio reports, citing emergency services, that the driver and his co-driver could have suffered injuries to the spine and chest.

Source: F1 News

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