http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ9LKM6sZcEAn accident involving a Mitsubishi rally car killed three spectators in Serbia on 26 Aug, Sunday. The car lost control and ramped into the crowd that was standing very close to the road at a high speed corner. The driver of the car is a Bosnian. The event was a local rally called the Hill Climb Tara 2012 race which took place on Mt. Tara, about 100 kilometers southwest of Belgrade.
One man reportedly died shortly after the accident where as another man and a woman was treated but succumbed to injuries later on. A 17 year old boy was badly injured during the accident but he is said to be out of danger now. The organizers immediately banned all spectators from staying there in order to avoid further tragedies.
Spectators standing next to the road during car rallies expose themselves to tremendous danger. However, this has been a problem for decades and similar accidents have happened in the past. People never seem to learn. Perhaps, the FIA should put its foot down and administer some rules and regulations for such races. Failure of compliance by the organizer should result in hefty fines.
(Warning: The above video may be uncomfortable to some viewers)