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Motoring Journalist Killed In Ariel Atom Test Drive

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This is one of the saddest news we’ve ever delivered: Belgian journalist Michael Cornette was killed during an Ariel Atom test drive.

Michael was riding shotgun in an Atom 3 when the driver Mattieu Desmet lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a silo. The impact was so severe that the silo shifted 10 inches. That kinda hints at the speed they were traveling at.

The 30-year-old driver is currently placed in an induced coma and is suffering from severe kidney damage. The Atom they crashed in was loaned to them for a test drive in built up for the upcoming Brussels Motor Show. Perhaps the Airel’s complete lack of safety features has contributed to the accident and its outcome. It is, after all, a track car and has to be driven in full racing gear.

May he rest in peace.

Autoblog.nl via GTspirit

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