Gumball rally has been cancelled due to a crash involving a Gumball Porsche 911 in Macedonia. It struck a Golf at high speeds killing a man and severly injuring the passenger, who later died in the hospital. The two occupants of the Porsche 911 fled the scene of the accident in a Gumball BMW M6 with russian plates. They were later apprehended at the border as they attemped to flee the country.
From what I've herd recently, the court in Macidonia has set the passenger of the Porsche free but has ordered the driver to 30 days temporary detainment and is charging him with heavy violation of traffic safety and failure to provide help to an injured person.
Official Statement from Maximillion Cooper
Following our earlier release reporting yesterday’s accident - As a sign of respect we have decided that this year's Gumball 3000 Rally will not travel any further and will end in Bratislava this evening, May 3rd 2007.
As the organisers of the rally we feel that it should be stopped as a mark of respect to Vladimir Cepulyoski who died today after an accident involving one the participating drivers.
We are very saddened by what has happened and feel that it would be wrong to continue. On behalf of Gumball 3000, we once again extend our deepest sympathies to his family and we are doing everything we can for them.
This is the first time anything like this has happened in 9 years of travelling through over 40 countries with 1000's of drivers and it is with deep regret that I make this announcement.
Founder & CEO
The Gumball 3000 Group
For any media enquiries call Mission - 02074916680
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