Rally driver and co-driver narrowly escape death in the drink

Rally racing is easily classified as one of the most insane forms of motorsport out there. The thought of running through a series of poorly maintained cow paths at break-neck speed, surrounded by a variety of immovable objects that don't particularly like to give on impact, may not be your idea of fun, but for others, its what they live for.

For two participants of New Zealand's Rally of Nelson, what they live for quickly changed into what they might die from. Following an off road excursion, the duo found themselves upside down in a nearby creek/river. Both the driver and co-driver escaped without injury (the STI was less fortunate), but the video at Stuff.co.nz is enough to make even the most hardened gravel thrasher cringe.

Follow the 'Read' link for all the details, along with an in-car video of the crash.

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