Pedestrians injured in crash involving DTM driver

Pascal Wehrlein of Germany and Mercedes HWA drives during a training session prior to the qualifying for the second round of the DTM 2014 German Touring Car Championship at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on May 17, 2014 in Oschersleben, Germany.

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Two people were injured after they were struck by a car driven by Mercedes DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein on a Mercedes PR event that involved Germany’s World Cup soccer team.

Wehrlein and F1 driver Nico Rosberg were on visit to the team’s training camp in northern Italy’s South Tyrol region. They were driving two of the team’s players around, what was supposed to be a closed course, when they came across a man and a woman who were not expected to be there.

Wehrelin was unable to avoid the pedestrians, who are believed to have been vacationers. The man reportedly suffered serious injuries.

"An accident occurred during a visit to the training camp of the German National Football Team," said Mercedes. "While driving on a closed circuit, DTM driver Pascal Wehrlein injured two people whom he unexpectedly encountered walking on the closed course. We cannot offer any statement concerning the severity of injuries, as both injured parties are currently undergoing medical treatment. 

"Pascal Wehrlein was uninjured in the accident. We deeply regret this accident and send wishes of quick recovery to the injured. We will work in full cooperation with the authorities in determining the exact circumstances of the accident."