Maria de Villota injured
Marussia reserve has testing crash

Marussia test driver Maria de Villota has been seriously injured in a testing crash today.

She was taking part in a straight line test at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge when the accident happened.

The team confirmed that her car crashed at low speed with a stationary service vehicle.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called to the scene and they issued a statement saying: A woman has sustained life threatening injuries and following treatment at the scene by paramedics, she has been taken to Addenbrookes Hospital for further care.

Later in the day Marussia issued a statement containing more positive news regarding her condition. Maria is conscious and medical assessments are ongoing. The team will await the outcome of these assessments before providing further comment. The teams first priority at this time is Maria and her family.

Written: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:28:57

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