Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rosberg in shock but uninjured following car accident

(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)

Monaco Grand Prix winner and Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has been involved in a car accident along with German Tour Car Championship driver Pascal Wehrlein. The accident happened while the pair were on a visit to the German National Football team's training camp. Although Rosberg and Wehrlein were uninjured in the accident two pedestrians were injured.

In a statement released by Mercedes Motorsport they said:

'An accident occurred during a visit to the training camp of the German National Football Team: while driving on a closed circuit, DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein injured two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course. 

We cannot offer any statement concerning the severity of the injuries, as both injured parties are currently undergoing medical treatment. Pascal Wehrlein was uninjured in the accident. We deeply regret this accident and send wishes of quick recovery to the injured. We will work in full co-operation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident.'

Nico Rosbeg siad the following on his official Twitter page:

'I am shocked by the accident. My thoughts are with the two people who were injured and I wish them a fast recovery.

©Ben Johnston 2014

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