Rhianon Smyth badly hurt in Rally SA accident

Australian drivers Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth have been injured in a terrifying accident on the final stage of the Rally of South Australia held last weekend near Adelaide.

Competing in the South Australian Championship event, Reeves hit a tree near the end of the super-fast Eden High stage. He sustained heavy concussion, a chipped bone in his vertebrae and lots of swelling, while sister Rhianon has several breaks in both her legs.

Rhianon faces a long road to recovery after the crash, with several weeks in hospital followed by rehabilitation. It has put her Asia-Pacific Championship program, in which she co-drives for Kiwi Emma Gilmour, on hold.

Reeves, meanwhile, is determined to get himself fit for the final of the Pirelli Star Driver competition at Repco Rally Australia in a month’s time. With a six-event WRC program on offer, the 20-year old Victorian is eager to get back behind the wheel as soon as possible.

Everyone at APRC.TV wishes both Brendan and Rhianon a speedy recovery.


Email your get well wishes to getwellsoon@brendanreeves.com.au

This article originally appeared on aprc.tv.