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JJ Lehto Injured In Boating Accident In Finland

JJ Lehto, a Formula One and Le Mans veteran has had a lucky escape from a boating accident in his native Finland.

The former Benetton and Sauber driver, who also won the  2005 24h Le Mans, was sailing a vessel along the Jomalvik Canal in Finland when disaster struck on the ship.  It is unknown what caused the incident, but Lehto was thrown into the water.  Sadly, a friend who he was sailing with was killed.

Lehto suffered concussion and broken ribs among his injuries, and managed to swim ashore but was very confused during conversations with police according to local witnesses.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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6 responses

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  2. Kaitsu

    Not a sailng boat accident…

    JJ drove with his speed boat roughly 50 miles/hour against the bridge pillars in the area of speed limit of 3 Miles…

    Police thinks some alcohol was part of this accidet. One killed, let’s hope JJ can make it and gets back to tracks and bringong some life in F1 pits again.

    June 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

  3. Kaitsu

    Not a sailng boat accident…

    JJ drove with his speed boat roughly 50 miles/hour against the bridge pillars in the area of speed limit of 3 Miles…

    Police thinks some alcohol was part of this accidet. One killed, let’s hope JJ can make it and gets back to tracks and will ne bringing some life in F1 pits again.

    June 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

  4. Okay, I didn’t know that – thanks for the informations.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  5. That is pretty bad that people are thinking he is the victim, it looks like he caused this boating accident himself.

    June 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

  6. Great story and example

    July 1, 2010 at 4:58 am

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