'Australian driver killed in Goodwood crash'
British Automobile Racing Club safety marshal injured in a fatal motor
racing accident at the Goodwood Festival of Speed has died from his injuries.
The driver of the car died at the scene. A second official is in a serious
condition in hospital. The accident happened during a hill climbing event
at the Goodwood estate in West Sussex on Saturday afternoon. The fatally
injured driver was named as father-of-two John Dawson-Damer, the brother
of the Earl of Portarlington. The two injured marshals were taken to St
Richard's Hospital in Chichester, where one subsequently died on Saturday
Earl of March, the founder of the Festival of Speed, said: "I am extremely
upset by the accident to John. I offer my deepest sympathy to his wife
and family." Mr Dawson-Damer was born in Britain but moved to Sydney,
Australia, where he ran a company called Austral Engineering. The name
of the dead marshal has not been released.