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Guess the new cars with a more group B feel directly brought out the complete group B retardedness of the spectators aswell.

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There's an oboard and you can 100% see that there was a spectator in the ditch where Paddon went off, and can then see them faking back down after on the outside camera. Unfortunately it's not looking great at the moment. Sad for the spectator, Hayden and John, and the sport as a whole

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I think like this web. The spectator falls. The slow-mo helps.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/88601634/hayden-paddon-crashes-in-monte-carlo-spectator-injured

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I hope it's true, but I've seen a nasty picture on twitter which I won't share which looks like a person being hit by the car as it hits the bank :( hipenim weong though

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Underkex said:
I think like this web. The spectator falls. The slow-mo helps.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/88601634/hayden-paddon-crashes-in-monte-carlo-spectator-injured
He didn't fall, you can see him getting hit by the rear-end of Paddon's car. The spectator flies to the slope and then rolls down the slope. The part where he gets hit isn't really well visible because of it being dark and everything happening so quickly but if you watch it many times you'll see what really happened.

Finnish media also told first that "a spectator fell" but a moment later they changed it to "a spectator got hit".

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I stick by the 'he fell' theory.  I will be surprised if that's not the case (hopefully)

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It's hard to say if the spectator was in the ditch and got thrown up by Paddons car, or if he sat on the ledge and fell down by the impact. On the onboard it looks like there is a spectator in the ditch, and if he was there then it might be really bad. If he was on the ledge it's more of a fall, which might be bad but probably not more than a few broken bones and a concussion. 

Edit: Studied both a bit more, and yeah. Guy in dark clothes stands there taking pictures, you can see the flash from the camera, and I'm quite sure he gets hit and thrown up the cliff. The placement fits, and you can see a dark thing getting thrown up. That's one bad hit.

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I'm hoping he fell, but it's really not looking good. The onboard definitely shows a person there, and the outside shows someone falling violently down the hill. There were people rushing over to the person as well. Hoping for some good news soon

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Meant to be fatal :(

WRC radio playing music just                                  

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I've seen a picture that very clearly shows him being hit, I obviously wont be sharing it here but its 100% clear, french news are also reporting he has died. http://www.dhnet.be/sports/moteurs/drame-au-rallye-monte-carlo-un-pilote-belge-a-assiste-au-crash-mortel-video-58812c49cd70e747fb4d3b8b (i just used google translate)

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Just saw some unconfirmed reports that it was a press photographer who died from the injuries. Nothing confirmed yet though.

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Nothing official. A lot of unofficial reports suggesting an air ambulance, and a few French and Spanish press saying a fatality. We will have to wait for something official, I'm hopeful for good news, but I doubt it will be

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Etirion said:
I've seen a picture that very clearly shows him being hit, I obviously wont be sharing it here but its 100% clear, french news are also reporting he has died. http://www.dhnet.be/sports/moteurs/drame-au-rallye-monte-carlo-un-pilote-belge-a-assiste-au-crash-mortel-video-58812c49cd70e747fb4d3b8b (i just used google translate)
If this is genuine, then it's sad news indeed...

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http://www.svt.se/sport/motorsport/monte-carlo-rallyt-stoppat-efter-krasch

Swedish news says it's confirmed that Haydens car hit the spectator with the rear. So it looks rather bad.

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Well he definitly hit him like I've said I've seen a picture that shows the moment of impact very clearly, I just really hope that french article I linked isnt correct and he survived it.

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Paddon also tweeted stuff out now, nothing on the spectator yet so far though.
https://twitter.com/HaydenPaddon/status/822208747841929216
https://twitter.com/HaydenPaddon/status/822208792322523136

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According to a Belgium news website "Dhnet" the spectator has died from his injuries. I really don't want to believe that until there's official confirmation.

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I'd imagine that's from Paddon'a press team, doubt he would be in a position to post that yet. And he wouldn't be allowed to comment on the spectator at this time, not his job to say such things, nor would he probably want to

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French reports are that the spectator was injured, took a heart attack & was airlifted to Nice hospital 

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