People struck when Rosberg 'slammed on brakes'

4,440 views

An eyewitness saw exactly what happened.

Jun.2 (GMM) An eyewitness has pointed the finger at Nico Rosberg in the wake of an accident last week that caused injuries.

During a promotional event for Germany's world cup football team, Rosberg and DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein were driving road cars in Tyrol, Italy, when two bystanders were struck and injured.

A statement issued by Mercedes said Wehrlein struck "two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course".

But an eyewitness has given a different account of the crash.

"I saw exactly what happened," the eyewitness is quoted by TZ.

"The two cars were about three or four feet apart at about 80kph.

"All of a sudden Nico Rosberg just slammed on the brakes. Pascal Wehrlein was surprised. He (Rosberg) obviously did not know which way the course went.

"Wehrlein swerved to the left off the course and then he hit them."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags nico rosberg, pascal wehrlein

User photos

akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
Upload photo