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Police accident halted Rally Chile shakedown

Fan footage of the police officer being hit by a rally car.

The reason for the hold up in Shakedown at Rally Chile was caused by an accident suffered by a police officer.

The officer who was riding his motorcycle on the live stage. It is believed he thought there had been a serious accident down the stage, which he should attend.

He fell off his bike when being passed by a rally car at speed, and himself became the cause of the disruption to the stage when he suffered a leg injury, requiring ambulance attendance.

The incident which he tried to attend was, in fact, Pedro Heller’s harmless off-road excursion.

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The organisers are said to have declined responsibility.

Read our Rally Chile report:

Report: 2019 Copec Rally Chile Concepcion

Martin Holmes is widely considered as world rallying's most experienced, and most respected journalist. Martin covers the WRC, ERC and all major rally championships around the world.

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