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Dramatic pictures show Brands Hatch crash of Francisco Carvalho

20 July 2010
  • The accident at Brands Hatch

    The accident at Brands Hatch

  • Marshals run away as driver Francisco Carvalhos car crashes at Brands Hatch racing circuit.

    Marshals run away as driver Francisco Carvalhos car crashes at Brands Hatch racing circuit.

  • Lucky to be alive! Driver Franciso Carvalho survived this crash at Brands Hatch

    Lucky to be alive! Driver Franciso Carvalho survived this crash at Brands Hatch

  • The horrific Brands Hatch car crash

    The horrific Brands Hatch car crash

  • Marshals run for their lives at Brands Hatch race track after Francisco Carvalho­s car flew out of control and flipped over crash barriers.

    Marshals run for their lives at Brands Hatch race track after Francisco Carvalho­s car flew out of control and flipped over crash barriers.

Brands Hatch crash

Motor racing officials ran for their lives as a car hurtled towards them in a horrendous crash at Brands Hatch.

Portuguese driver Francisco Carvalho's vehicle smashed into a barrier and cartwheeled off the track and into the path of marshals and safety stewards.

His car was just feet from crushing the fleeing trio as it rolled at least four times before landing in a crumpled heap.

Miraculously, as these pictures just released show, Carvalho walked away without serious injuries and all the race officials escaped unharmed.

The spectacular crash happened at about 4pm on Sunday at the Fawkham circuit during the second Eurocup race, just after a World Touring Car Championship race.

Did you witness the crash? Phone the newsroom on 01474 564 327 or e-mail dartfordmessenger@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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