15 Aug 08
Gigi Galli broke his left femur in his crash on SS5 today and will undergo surgery this evening to repair the bone.
The Italian crashed his Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus 12km from the start of the stage on a fifth-gear right-hand corner. The car stopped after a heavy impact with a tree stump on Galli’s side.
Medical crews were quickly on the scene and Galli was air-lifted to the Barmherzige Hospital in Trier, where he will remain tonight.
Galli’s co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini was also taken to hospital for precautionary checks but was given the all-clear this evening.