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The Spanish rally co-driver Laura Salvo dies in an accident at the age of 21: horror at the Rallye Videiro in Portugal


A Spanish rally co-driver was killed in a terrible accident when her car went off the road and crashed into another vehicle.

Laura Salvo, 21, was participating in the first stage of the Vidreiro Rally in Portugal when her car allegedly pulled off the road and hit a jaw.

The car was driven by Miguel Socias and paramedics rushed to the scene within two minutes. Attempts to revive her failed and she died by the roadside.

Laura Salvo (picture), 21, was involved in a fatal accident on the first stage of the Vidreiro Rally in Portugal today

Marinha Grande volunteer firefighters commander Vítor Graça told Mundo Deportive that the car in which Socias and Salvo were traveling "collapsed when it hit a jaw about 500/600 meters before the start of the first section".

Salvo, who has been a passenger since 2015, was trapped inside and suffered cardiac arrest after being released.

Attempts to resuscitate her have initially been successful, and the victim has already been stabilized and intubated and transported to a landing zone approximately 980 feet from the crash site.

The car was driven by Miguel Socias and paramedics rushed to the scene within two minutes. Attempts to revive her failed and she died by the roadside. Pictured, Salvo

The car was driven by Miguel Socias and paramedics rushed to the scene within two minutes. Attempts to revive her failed and she died by the roadside. Pictured, Salvo

Marinha Grande volunteer firefighters commander Vítor Graça told Mundo Deportive that the car in which Socias and Salvo were traveling "collapsed when it hit a jaw about 500/600 meters before the start of the first section".

Marinha Grande volunteer firefighters commander Vítor Graça told Mundo Deportive that the car in which Socias and Salvo were traveling "collapsed when it hit a jaw about 500/600 meters before the start of the first section".

A helicopter was waiting at 11 a.m. this morning, but Salvo died just 15 minutes later – before she could be rushed to hospital.

The president of the Marina Grande Automobile Club explained the incident on the live stream of the competition.

He said, “Unfortunately we have to report a death at our rally. Competitor Laura Salvo, who competed as a navigator in the Peugeot Rally Cup Iberica, suffered an accident at the beginning of the first stage that caused her death.

& # 39; The Marina Grande Automobile Club and its supplies arrived on site in about two minutes and did everything they could to save the young competitor and revive her.

Salvo (pictured) was trapped in the car and suffered cardiac arrest after being released. Resuscitation attempts were initially successful, and the victim was already stabilized and transported intubated to a landing zone approximately 980 feet from the crash site

Salvo (pictured) was trapped in the car and suffered cardiac arrest after being released. Resuscitation attempts were initially successful, and the victim was already stabilized and transported intubated to a landing zone approximately 980 feet from the crash site

She competed with Socias in the Suzuki Swift Cup last season and started 2020 by winning the Rally del Bierzo. Pictured at a rally

She competed with Socias in the Suzuki Swift Cup last season and started 2020 by winning the Rally del Bierzo. Pictured at a rally

"The media took the victim to an area where an emergency medical helicopter could arrive, but the competitor died on the scene."

She competed with Socias in the Suzuki Swift Cup last season and started 2020 by winning the Rally del Bierzo.

Maria Salvo, her sister, is also a well-known co-driver of the rally.

Social media users shared their honors after the news of Salvo's death first broke.

Maria Salvo (picture), her sister, is also a well-known co-driver of the rally. Social media users shared their honors after news of Salvo's death first broke

Maria Salvo (picture), her sister, is also a well-known co-driver of the rally. Social media users shared their honors after news of Salvo's death first broke

A helicopter was waiting at 11 a.m. this morning, but Salvo died just 15 minutes later - before she could be rushed to hospital. The president of the Marina Grande Automobile Club explained the incident on the live stream of the competition

A helicopter was waiting at 11 a.m. this morning, but Salvo died just 15 minutes later – before she could be rushed to hospital. The president of the Marina Grande Automobile Club explained the incident on the live stream of the competition

Peugeot Sport wrote: "Peugeot Sport would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of co-driver Laura Salvo, who died this morning after an accident at the Vidreio Centro rally in Portugal."

One heartbroken fan added, "The rally world has a new angel in heaven."

Another added: "A day of mourning for all rally enthusiasts following the tragic death of co-driver Laura Salvo this weekend in Portugal."

The Autonomous Federation of the Valencian Community also expressed its condolences, saying: “Life can be very unfair at times. Unfortunately, Laura Salvo passed away doing what she liked best: taking a ride. DEP. Your smile will illuminate us from heaven from now on. & # 39;

The Portuguese rally was abandoned after her death.

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