Driver killed in Swiss hillclimb crash

Driver killed in Swiss hillclimb crash
Andrew van Leeuwen
By: Andrew van Leeuwen
Co-author: Peter Wyss
Aug 28, 2017, 12:58 AM

Swiss hillclimb driver Martin Wittwer has been killed in a crash at the Bergrennen Oberhallau.

Martin Wittwer, Peugeot 205, ACS
Martin Wittwer, Peugeot 205, ACS

The 33-year-old from Bern lost his life after a nasty crash during his third and final run, which saw his Peugeot 205 clear the guard rail and end up in the trees.

The remainder of the event was called off following the tragic crash.

The crash is the third high-profile incident to rock the Swiss hillclimb scene in recent months.

Back in June TV star Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital after a fiery crash in an Rimac Concept One electric sportscar at the Bergrennen Hemberg.

Then, in July, Porsche driver Chris Steiner sustained serious leg injuries after crashing during the Bergrennen Reitnau.

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Series Hillclimb
Drivers Martin Wittwer
Author Andrew van Leeuwen