Monte Carlo tragedy as spectator dies after Paddon rally car crash

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Monte Carlo tragedy as spectator dies after Paddon rally car crash

A 50-year old Spaniard was standing on the hill at the side of the road when New Zealand driver, Hayden Paddon, lost control of his car on black ice.

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Black ice danger in Monte Carlo

It was the opening stage of the Monte Carlo rally event and as New Zealand driver, Hayden Paddon, tried to take a left-hand turn he lost control on black ice. The car, a Hyundai i20, rolled over after hitting the mountain where a spectator was taking photos.

The 50-year old Spanish spectator, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in the French city of Nice and later pronounced dead.

Withdrawal from the race

Following the tragic news, Paddon pulled out of the competition. Both he and co-driver, John Kennard, were unhurt physically in the crash.

Caution: some people may find the video disturbing.

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