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article imageTragedy in Scottish Highlands again as spectator killed at rally

By Robert Myles     Feb 16, 2013 in World
Drumnadrochit - Tragedy again struck the Scottish Highlands today after a car taking part in a rally in the Scottish Highlands collided with spectators. A 50 year old woman was killed in the incident and two other spectators injured.
The accident happened during the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally, in Glenurquhart Forest near Loch Ness, just a few days after three climbers lost their lives in the Cairngorm Mountains.
The dead woman was subsequently identified as Joy Robson, 50, from the Isle of Skye, reports Sky News.
According to Northern Constabulary police, amongst those injured during the rally, an eight year old boy was taken to Raigmore Hospital Inverness, but his injuries were not thought to be serious. A third injured person was described by Breaking News Ireland as ‘walking wounded’.
The Highland Car Club Snowman Rally was the opening event in the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship and was abandoned after the accident occurred. Neither the rally driver involved in the accident nor his co-driver was injured.
Police accident investigators are carrying out a full investigation and their report will be submitted to the local procurator fiscal (prosecutor).
In a statement on the Scottish Rally Championship website, Dave Robson, Chairman 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".
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