Macau Guia: Pedestrian killed by race car

A pedestrian was killed and two other members of the public were injured when suspected brake failure caused Frans Verschuur's Renault to crash beyond the circuit boundaries of Macau's Guia circuit during the warm-up for the touring car race on Sunday

Macau Guia: Pedestrian killed by race car

The Dutchman's car veered down the escape road at Lisboa, the first turn which follows a flat-out straight where touring cars reach terminal velocity on the street circuit. Unable to slow, the Renault hit a series of tyre barriers before striking a parked vehicle and continued at speed on to the traffic roundabout on the far side of Hotel Lisboa. It subsequently hit a truck before finally stopping.

Two pedestrians and the driver of the truck were injured in the incident. All were taken to Conde de S. Januario Hospital, along with Verschuur himself. Race organisers later announced that a male pedestrian was pronounced dead at 9:15am local time.

The other injured parties involved in the crash, including Verschuur, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident. His team, Renault Dealer Team Holland, withdrew its entries from the Guia touring car race as a mark of respect.

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