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Rally Australia crew escape crash with truck

Mads Ostberg and co-driver Jonas Andersson have been cleared of serious injuries after their rally car crashed with a truck during Rally Australia's recce this afternoon.
Mads Ostberg and co-driver Jonas Andersson have been cleared of serious injuries after their rally car crashed with a truck during Rally Australia's recce this afternoon. Trevor Veale

NORWEGIAN world rally driver Mads Ostberg and co-driver Jonas Andersson were treated for minor injuries after their car crashed with a truck during Rally Australia's reconnaissance on Tuesday afternoon.

The head-on crash with the heavy vehicle reportedly happened on a narrow section of roadway as the crew prepared pace notes ahead of Rally Australia. 

Ostberg took to social media to assure his fans he and Andersson are 'ok' and ready to roll again in another car Wednesday - three days out from the start of the rally. 

"We had an accident on the recce today," Ostberg said on Facebook. 

"We met a big truck on the last stage. 

"The road was too narrow and there was no way to avoid a crash. 

"We have been taken care of by medical staff at the local hospital. 

"We are ok. No serious injuries."

Mads Ostberg says he's 'ok' after a crash during this afternoon's Rally Australia recce.
Mads Ostberg says he's 'ok' after a crash during this afternoon's Rally Australia recce.

The crash happened as the WRC drivers got their first look at the 2015 Rally Australia stages.

Recce continues at Rally Australia tomorrow ahead of the Rally Show opening in the Coffs Harbour city centre on Thursday afternoon from 4.15pm.  

The Rally Australia service park has fast taken shape here's Advocate photographer Trevor Veale's look at the 2015 facility based at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.

Topics:  coffs coast, editors picks, nambucca valley, rally, rally australia



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