CM – One dead, two injured in desert races


One man died and two others were injured after a group of spectators were hit by a vehicle at the Finke Desert Race near Alice Springs on Monday morning.

NT police confirmed the death of a male viewer in his 60s and serious injuries to a male viewer in his 50s.

The driver of the car, a 50-year-old woman, was slightly injured in the impact.

The two-day Finke Desert Race is an off-road event for bicycles, cars, buggies and quads through the central Australian desert from Alice Springs to Aputula, which is held every year on the long weekend for Queen’s Birthday.

« At 9:38 am, the police received a report of a group of onlookers who were hit by a vehicle that was racing on the Finke Desert Race track 35 km from the start and finish line, » said one Police spokesman.

« A male bystander aged 50 was seriously injured in the accident and taken to Alice Springs Hospital, and the vehicle’s navigator, a woman aged 50, was slightly injured.

« Another man in his 60s who was a spectator at the event and was hit by the vehicle died at the crime scene. »

The area has been cordoned off and competitors diverted from the crime scene area.

A NT Health spokespersons said the two injured were in stable condition after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The organizers said the vehicles had stopped on the route and were being recovered by the crews.

The auto part of the race and the presentation night had been canceled, it was said on Monday around 1 p.m.

« Motorsport Australia and event organizers have announced that the race director has declared the auto department of the Finke Desert Race over because the NT police are still investigating the scene of today’s incident, » said a Facebook post .

“In cooperation with the NT police, arrangements are being made to ensure that vehicles stopped at various points on the Finke Track are recovered by the crews.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are requesting all viewers who witnessed the incident or who have dashcam or video footage to contact the police immediately on 131 444.


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