Gumball accident in Montenegro
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Gumball accident in Macedonia
Article from maxfax online
Britons involved in road accident to appear before judge
Struga /03/05/ 14:29
Two British citizens, who the eyewitnesses say had caused a deadly accident near Struga, are about to appear before a judge, Makfax correspondent said.
Ohrid resident Vladimir Cepuljoski (67) died of fatal injuries caused by the collision. His wife Margarita is still in critical condition and has been transferred to emergency clinic in Skopje.
Police sources say two British citizens - Nicholas Morley and Matthew Convell - were aboard a Porsche with Russian registration plates.
Shortly after the collusion, the two Britons tried to escape with a BMW but the police stopped them at Qafasan border crossing on the Macedonian-Albanian border.
The tragic traffic accident occurred on the Struga-Qafasan road near KMR Petrol station. The Porsche, which was running with high speed, crossed over the center lane and crashed into Golf with Ohrid registration plates.
Both cars skidded off the road. The local residents arrived at the crash site shortly afterwards. The injured passengers were rushed to nearest hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, the Porsche was moving a convoy of another four luxury vehicles, all of them running with a high speed.
They took part in the international car relly Gumball 3000. They entered Macedonia yesterday and were heading to Albania.
The international contest was organized by personalities of the world jet set. News reports say the American actress Sharon Stone and pop star Pink take part in Gumball 3000 rally.
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Police stops 70 luxury cars
Article translated from Faz.net
The expensive cars were on the way from Amsterdam to the airport cock in the Hunsrück. From there out the participants of the Gumball 3000-Rennens in such a way specified with their HP-strong sports cars wanted to fly still on Monday in two transport aircrafts to Istanbul, in order to continue their Rally there. However at the motorway restaurant Brohltal west with Koblenz were stopped and controlled 52 sports cars. Subsequently, the luxury cars drove to supervised convoy in one of the police to the airport. „It was prevented in such a way that the participants in running driver manners drove on as well as prevented “, communicated exceeding the speed limit or other dangerous driving maneuvers the police.
Speed 80 km/h permitted - 150 km/h driven
Further ten luxury bodies were stopped and controlled at the border from Belgium to Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition with controls of the Gumball 3000-Rennens six drivers were surprised when racing. Fastest thereby a German was on the way according to police data, which was gotten instead of the permitted 80 with 150 kilometers per hour. In Hessen the officials on A 3 between Limburg and Wiesbaden stopped two vehicles with Idstein.
The police had become attentive according to own data concerning Internet on illegal running. „Also the route admits there given“, said Brown. Thereupon alone in Rhineland-Palatinate in the night to Monday 90 officials in use were. Whether with control all participants of running were stopped, remains unclear. For the illegal Rally originally 120 vehicles were announced.
The Rally started in the Sunday afternoon in London. To the flight from cock to Istanbul the drivers wanted to drive to data from brown over Athens and Thessaloniki into Greece to Tirana (Albania) and Bratislava (Slowakei) to Berlin. From there out it is to 5. Back to London go to May.
Since 1999 from London organize annually
„Such illegal running are in the past years increased on public roads to determine “, said Brown. „By substantial exceeding the speed limit the endangerment for normal road users is enormously high “, supplemented the police speaker. „The accident risk rises exorbitantly. “„The Gumball 3000 “is an illegal motorrace, which is organized since 1999 annually from London. It leads each year across 3000 miles on public roads to different goals. In Germany running on public roads is strictly forbidden.
In this year running the official homepage is to lead according to over Amsterdam to the airport Frankfurt cock and from there by airplane after Istanbul. Over Athens, Tirana and Dubrovnik it goes back to Germany on the racing course euro Speedway into the Lausitz (4. May) and Berlin Alexanderplatz. Goal intake is to be in London.
41,000 euro starting money
Officially there is no winner honour for the fastest cars. Internally and in the Internet however Rankings circulate, with which among other things the reached speeds and the height of the taken fines serve as criteria. Important also originality of the vehicles and the parties are in the stage places.
Model are Cannonball running in such a way specified from the United States, also in films with Burt the Reynolds (German title: „On the Highway is hell became loosely “) popular. The starting money for the 120 Gumball cars with in each case two drivers is to have amounted to according to the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia per 28,000 British Pound (41,000 euro).
London • Amsterdam • Frankfurt • Istanbul • Thessaloniki • Athens • Tirana • Dubrovnik • Bratislava • Berlin • London