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Anderson escapes serious injury


NZ V8 driver Andrew Anderson escaped with relatively minor injuries after heavy collisions with Ian Spurle’s spinning Holden Commodore and the pit wall at Ruapuna last Sunday.

The incident happened as Anderson's Powerhorse Commodore exited the sweeper on to the main straight in the second NZ V8 race at the Powerbuilt Tools Raceway last weekend.
Closed circuit TV footage showed Anderson stumble after getting out of his car which had come to rest beside the concrete wall protecting the pitlane access road. He then appeared to fall as he clambered over the wall.

The crash was Anderson’s second of the weekend. The Commodore had also hit a marshals' bunker during Friday testing.

“I’m obviously a bit stiff and sore," Anderson said on Monday. "I have an existing back complaint from about 12 months ago and as I was clambering out I felt very sore there, but the medics were more concerned about some pain in my neck.

"They put me in a neck brace and I was taken away for precautionary scans and x-rays. I was cleared and released that night in time to catch a late plan home to Auckland."

Anderson said he hadn’t seen the car, which was on its way back to Auckland.

“We’ll have to wait and see. I hear the damage is fairly substantial, but we need to get it back to the workshop and reflect on it from there."
- John Hawkins.

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