Rosberg involved in promo accident

Rosberg involved in promo accident

28 May 2014 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was involved in a car accident on Tuesday which left two people injured.

The German was participating in a Mercedes promotional event alongside DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein at Germany's pre-World Cup football camp in Italy, with Julian Draxler and Benedikt Howedes as passengers.

Reports suggest that Rosberg slowed to avoid a spectator who had ventured on to the track, followed by a marshal, with Wehrlein swerving but hitting the two people, one of whom was air-lifted to hospital.

Rosberg and Wehrlein were unharmed, while Draxler and Howedes resumed training in the afternoon.

"I am shocked by the accident," said Rosberg via Twitter. "My thoughts are with the two people who were injured and I wish them a fast recovery."

A statement on Mercedes-Benz Motorsport's Facebook page read: "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 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 cooperation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident."

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