Four-wheel-drive crashes into crowd at mud race

Last updated 20:36 13/01/2013

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Four children and one man have been injured after a four-wheel-drive ploughed into the crowd at a mud-racing event south-east of Melbourne.

The crash happened just after 4pm (6pm NZT) during The Mud Run, an event being held at Dalyston near the Gippsland town of Wonthaggi, a police spokeswoman said.

"It’s vehicles racing around a mud track," she said. "One of the cars has lost control and veered into the crowd."
A 15-year-old girl with pelvis and leg injuries and a nine-year-old girl with leg fractures were both flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

An eight-year-old boy with arm and knee injuries was taken to Wonthaggi Hospital and a 15 year-old-girl was taken to Dandenong Hospital with leg fractures.

A 40-year-old man has been taken by road to The Alfred hospital with multiple trauma injuries.

It has not been confirmed whether he was the driver.

Emergency services spent about three hours at the scene attending the injured.

The event was organised by the Australian 4WD Mud Racing Association. The association has been contacted for comment.

- The Age and AAP

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