About 6 kms after the start of the 4th special stage Montecrestese of the Rally Valli Ossolane, the Renault Clio Super 1600 driven by Davide Riedmann-Omar Pedrazzoli, hit a small wall at a speed of about 150 km/h. It bounced back across the road pulling the right side guardrail up and crashed head-on into a tree. Co-driver Omar Pedrazzoli was killed on the spot, sustaining Davide Riedmann severe head injuries. He was taken by rescuers to San Biagio hospital in Domodossola, and then he was transferred to the Ospedale Maggiore at Novara. During the same special stage Riedmann's car skidded out of control for several meters in the wet asphalt, a few minutes before the fatal crash.
The organizers decided to stop the Rally Valli Ossolane immediately after the accident. The event was abandoned.
Coppa Italia Rally
Renault Clio Super 1600
Rally Delle Valli Ossolane
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