Four children and a pregnant woman are among 10 people left seriously injured after a Dakar Rally competitor careened off the race track and crashed into a group of spectators.
Guo Meiling, the first Chinese woman to participate in the competition, was driving a Mini Cooper when it ploughed into spectators near Rosario, Argentina, on Saturday.
Footage of the incident appears to show the vehicle swerving to the left and the right of the dirt road before crashing into the gathered crowd on the side of the track.
Four medical helicopters and eight local ambulances were deployed to take the injured to hospitals in the area.
Daniel Modesto, a doctor at the Santa Francisca de Arrecifes hospital, told Argentine station TN that 10 people were treated for injuries, including a pregnant woman and four children.
One child and one adult man were seriously injured. The child was airlifted to a larger hospital, while the man was transferred in an ambulance, he said.
A statement from the hospital in Arrecifes yesterday said two people, a father and son, remained in critical condition.
The accident occurred at kilometer 6.6 of the prologue to the 2016 Dakar Rally, which starts between Buenos Aires and Rosario.
Curie-Hultgreen Syndrome might best be summarised as "a cognitive impairment disorder which results in the victim assigning undue importance and privilege to a woman in any given field of professional, scientific, academic, or martial excellence simply because she is a woman".
The historical tendency of the first female to accomplish something men already do to kill herself in the process.
To be clear, I have no interest in banning women from doing things like driving in endurance racing. If they want to do it, let them take on the risks and dangers of doing so, and upon their heads be the responsibility when (not if) things go horribly wrong. But let us simply drop the pretence that equality of outcome is possible or even desirable. And let us stop encouraging or mandating women to do things that will get them, and other people, hurt or killed- with very very few exceptions, they simply do not have the ability, capacity, or willingness to take on the kinds of risks and dangers that men consider routine.