FOM cameraman hospitalised after pit lane accident
July 7, 2013
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The FIA has confirmed that an FOM cameraman has been injured and taken to hospital, during an incident during today’s German Grand Prix.
Paul Allen was operating in the Lotus pit box, when he was struck by a stray wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull. He has since been trnasferred to hospital, and is reportedly conscious and talking to doctors.
The FIA statement reads as follows:
"During the German Grand Prix, an FOM cameraman in pit lane was struck by a loose
wheel. Paul Allen was hit on the left hand side.
Remaining conscious, he was treated at the circuit medical centre and then
transported by helicopter to Koblenz Hospital.
The Briton has been kept there, under observation. Further information from the
hospital will be provided as soon as it becomes available.