A Pole was killed after a car left the track at high speed at the Prague Rallysprint, Saturday, when Leszek Kuzaj's car went off course at a full speed, and crashed into a group of a group of spectators.
Police have not released the name of the deceased. The 26-year old man died on the spot. Among the four spectators that also sustained serious injuries was an eight year old girl, her leg broken.
The race was immediately abandoned after the accident.
According to Czech media, one of the men injured in the accident, whose condition is critical, has been operated on.
Another two people injured in the crash have been taken to the military hospital in Stresovice. The man has been already discharged, while the woman is in intensive care unit.
Just after the start of the race, the Polish driver, Leszek Kuzaj’s Peugeout 307 WRC veered off the track and ran against a post and then hitting a group of people. Though the car was seriously damaged, Leszek Kuzaj and his Irish co-driver Craig Parry did not sustained any injuries.
According to preliminary police opinion, th accident was not the fault of the driver but the organizer or the fans' fault, for standing too close to the track.
This is the first serious accident in the history of the Prague Rallysprint.