A rally car has spun off a road into a crowd of spectators during a race — only to keep driving to the finish line.
Chilean driver Jordy Ceron was competing in the Rally Mobil 2008 in Valdivia on the weekend when his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 oversteered into a winding corner and skidded into the group of people.
Reports of a policeman and his daughter, 10, were seriously injured while five other people suffered minor injuries.
But Ceron kept on driving to the finish line, where he was detained by police.
Rally Mobil is an annual event held on Chile's rural dirt roads.
Chile and neighbouring Argentina will host next year's Dakar rally after terrorists threats in northern Africa forced the cancellation of the race there.
Rallying has a grim history of spectator deaths and fatalities: possibly the worst incident occurred in Portugal in 1986, when a Renault killed four and injured 33 after spearing off a corner into a crowd.
More recent incidents include former world champion Carlos Sainz, who ran wide during the 2001 Rally of Great Britain and hit 15 people, while several incidents in the past 12 months have seen cars run into a crowd in Spain and crash into a house in Romania.
Those inside the cars are not immune: experienced navigator Michael Park died during the 2005 Rally of Wales when driver Markko Martin lost control and slid sideways into a tree.
Australian motorsport legend Peter Brock died in a similar accident in 2006 when his sports car slid off a road and hit a tree during a tarmac rally.
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