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Spectators lose limbs at Rogue Rally

Rogue Rally is a 2800km trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town for 60 supercars.

Rogue Rally is a 2800km trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town for 60 supercars.

Published Sep 26, 2014

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Knysna - A man and a woman watching a motor rally in Knysna had limbs severed after a car crashed into spectators on Thursday.

Police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie said the pair had limbs amputated on impact”.

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Organisers of the Rogue Rally – a 2800km trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town for 60 supercars – hosted a time trial in Knysna on a two-kilometre twisty stretch of Old Cape Road towards the Simola Country Estate. This course is used for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, where cars reach 240km/h.

“A Lamborghini spun just beyond the finish line before hitting the spectators, who were taken to local hospitals.”

Pojie said the driver was also injured, received treatment in hospital and discharged. The names of those involved have not yet been released.

Rally spokesman Jacques van den Bergh said the rest of the stage had been cancelled.”

“We are reviewing footage to see if we can find out exactly what happened.”

Police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving.

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