Child Hurt During Pikes Peak Qualifying

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A five-year-old girl was struck by a race car Friday during qualifying for the Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb.

According to a report from The Gazette, the child was hit by a race car just before 10 a.m. Friday morning. She was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

Local police indicated that the girls injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

A male patient, a passenger in the race car that struck the girl, was also taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to bystanders at the summit Friday, a black and yellow Mustang crossed the finish line when it slid into a boulder near the track.

Witnesses were unsure if the girl was standing on or near the bolder when the crash took place.

A race official confirmed that a 1967 Ford Mustang driven by Ralf Christensson of Stockholm, Sweden, was the car involved in the accident.

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