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BMW Ring-Taxi involed in eight-car Nurburgring crash

An eight-car crash has occurred at the famous and treacherous Nurburgring circuit in Germany, involving a current BMW M3 Ring-Taxi, a hire-car Chevrolet Corvette, a 964 Porsche 911 and a BMW 3 Series, and others. One driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The big eight-car Nurburgring crash, which occurred just yesterday at Nordschleife at around 2:00pm, was a chain-reaction accident which was caused by three cars slowing for a construction zone – why road works were going on during a track day is not clear.

According to a police report, a driver from the UK suddenly jumped on the brakes at the ‘Bergwerk’ section of the Nurburgring – where construction work was underway – to avoid hitting three other cars that were already slowed.

He apparently swerved and hit the first car, taking a momentary detour off the track, sliding for around 50 metres, and then returned to the track, slamming into the other two cars.

A further three cars then came around and slowed for the initial crash, but a BMW M3 Ring-Taxi came around and could not stop in time, crashing into one of the three cars, causing another automotive chain-reaction, and another ‘sneeze’ of carnage as seen in the foreground of the image above.

Miraculously, all but one driver escaped without injury in the eight-car Nurburgring crash. The injured driver was taken to hospital in nearby Koblenz.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.