Rally driver seriously hurt
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 5:48a.m.
A rally driver is recovering after he reportedly had his right leg amputated following a serious crash in the Targa Rotorua rally at the weekend.
The driver was taken by helicopter to Waikato Hospital after suffering serious injuries to both his lower legs after the crash about 8.30am on Sunday on Lake Arapuni Rd near Putaruru.
His right leg was later amputated, Fairfax reported.
The co-driver was also cut from the vehicle and also received injuries.
Motorsport New Zealand chairman Brian Budd told Fairfax both men were in a stable condition last night.
It is understood both men are from New Zealand but now live in Sydney.
The rally is held on closed roads.
The two-day Targa Rotorua rally is part of a three-round series organised by Targa New Zealand, which was founded in 1995. About 200 drivers take part in all three events.
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