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Somerset Rally Car Crashes Into Dad And Sons
A man and his two sons have been injured by a rally car which left a track and careered into spectators.
A South Western Ambulance Service Trust spokeswoman said the two boys sustained injuries to their legs which were not thought to be serious.
Their father was airlifted to the Bath Royal United Hospital along with them.
The spokeswoman said: "Our officer at the scene said this had the potential to be much more serious than fortunately it turned out to be."
A fourth person was treated and discharged at the scene.
The incident happened just before midday at Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
An eyewitness told the Shepton Mallet Journal the car, thought to have been a Subaru Impreza, skidded across the grass as it attempted to take a corner.
"Although the crowd was probably 20 to 30 metres away from the track the car carried on going its way into a young family, two young lads, eight or nine years old, and their dad," they said.
"I saw the young lads fly up into the air the dad flew over the top of the car and then it came to a stop and the driver was in a bit of a state, psychologically, kicking the car, he was very upset about what had happened."
The one-day Regency Stages Rally, featuring 55 miles of tarmac rallying across 10 stages, was being held at the venue.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the condition of the rally driver involved in the crash is unknown.
"There is a joint investigation involving the police and the Health and Safety Executive into the incident," he said.
The event is organised by the Weston-super-Mare Motor Club, which was unavailable for comment about the crash.