Three dead as car hits spectators in Scotland rally: Police

AFP| Updated: Jun 01, 2014, 03:34 AM IST

London: A rally car ploughed into a group of spectators in Scotland, killing three people and critically injuring another, police said.

The accident happened yesterday at the Jim Clark rally near Kelso, close to the English border.

Five people suffered minor injuries when a car collided with spectators in an earlier accident during the same rally, police said.

"Investigations into both incidents are ongoing," Police Scotland said in a statement.

The rally is named after Scottish Formula One driver Jim Clark, who was killed in a motor racing accident in Germany in 1968.

It takes place over three days on closed roads.