Klark Quinn and Natasha Deniese were taken to Burnie Hospital after an incident around 2pm this afternoon during Rally Tasmania.

On arrival at hospital the condition of the two has been significantly downgraded. Quinn has major bruising whilst Deneise has a broken upper arm and bruising. Both are undergoing further precautionary scans.

Their car, No 10, a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, hit a bank sideways around nine kilometres into the penultimate stage of the rally. The car did not roll. They were in fourth place in the modern section at the time.

As they were the fifth last car on the road, the official Course Sweep Car and First Intervention Units (FIV) followed close behind, meaning they were at the scene of the accident within minutes of the incident.

There were two FIV units in attendance; both included a doctor who gave assistance to the pair.

The FIV units called for an Ambulance to attend which was immediately dispatched and arrived approximately 30 minutes after the accident.

Clerk of Course, Ross Tapper, said that the limited injuries to the pair from the crash were testament to the safety elements, particularly the roll cage, occupant harnesses and crash helmets, required to be used in every rally car.

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