• Short Summary

    ENGLISH DRIVER PITTARD BOLEY IS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HIS CRASH YESTERDAY ON THE FAST ITALIAN RACING CIRCUIT AT MONZA DURING THE FORMULA THREE COMPETITION FOR THE MONZA TRACK CUP.

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    ENGLISH DRIVER PITTARD BOLEY IS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HIS CRASH YESTERDAY ON THE FAST ITALIAN RACING CIRCUIT AT MONZA DURING THE FORMULA THREE COMPETITION FOR THE MONZA TRACK CUP.

    IT WAS THE SIXTEENTH RACE FOR THE CUP. BOLEY'S CAR CAUGHT FIRE JUST AFTER THE START - AND RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CROWDED STANDS. THE FIRE, APPARENTLY, WAS CAUSED BY BACKFIRING.

    BOLEY STEERED THE CAR ON TO THE EDGE OF THE TRACK AND SUCCEEDED IN CLIMBING OUT OF THE MACHINE. BUT HE COLLAPSED IMMEDIATELY FROM SERIOUS BURNS.

    AT MONZA HOSPITAL, DOCTORS PERFORMED A DELICATE OPERATION, INCLUDING A TRACHEOTOMY. BOLEY'S BODY IS ALMOST ENTIRELY COVERED WITH SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS AND DOCTORS WERE CONSIDERING TRANSFERRING HIM TO TURIN FOR SPECIALISED TREATMENT.

    IT WAS A BAD DAY ALL ROUND AT MONZA. TWO OTHER DRIVERS - CLASSIC AND DONNELLY - COLLIDED IN THE FIRST HEAT ON THE PARABOLIC BEND - MONZA'S BEST-KNOW. CLASSIO RECEIVED A BROKEN COLLAR BONE.

    LATER, IN THE SECOND HEAT OF THE CUP AND ON THE SAME BEND, ANOTHER DRIVER RECEIVED A FRACTURED ARM IN A COLLISION. ON THE FINAL LAP, YET ANOTHER CAR WENT OFF THE TRACK - WITH A MISSING WHEEL - BUT THE DRIVER WAS UNHURT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC960NMPPFLGCWTG1ESVTT3G6C
    Media URN:
    VLVAC960NMPPFLGCWTG1ESVTT3G6C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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