Rosberg 'shocked' by accident that has put two pedestrians in the hospital

Two people were injured after a freak-accident in Italy earlier today.

Mercedes DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein was the pilot when a freak-accident took place in the German national football (soccer to Americans) team's training camp today, which has left two people in hospital.

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg was in the DTM car that directly followed Wehrlein. Each driver was carrying a member of the team - Benedikt Hoewedes and his teammate, Julian Draxler.

The two racers were doing laps in South Tyrol, Italy, when the accident occurred. Neither the the players or the drivers were injured. However, two unsuspecting pedestrians were.

Although little has been released regarding their conditions, reports suggest that one was a 64 year-old tourist and the other was a track marshal. The road was closed to the public at the time of accident.

Mercedes Motorsport Statement

"An accident occurred during a visit to the training camp of the German National Football Team: while driving on a closed circuit, DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein injured two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course. We cannot offer any statement concerning the severity of injuries, as both injured parties are currently undergoing medical treatment. Pascal Wehrlein was uninjured in the accident. We deeply regret this accident and send wishes of quick recovery to the injured. We will work in full cooperation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident."

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Series DTM , Formula 1
Drivers Nico Rosberg , Pascal Wehrlein
Article type Breaking news
Tags dtm, nico rosberg, pascal wehrlein