BREAKING: Mum to be, Rachel Atherton in car crash (She’s fine)

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Multi World Cup DH winner, Rachel Atherton, who recently announced her pregnancy, posted on Instagram pictures of her written off VW Camper van after a collision with an oncoming driver that sent her and partner Olly down an embankment.

The pair were shaken up but thanks to seatbelts and airbags both were unscathed. As a precaution Rachel was taken to hospital where she announced she and her unborn baby were given the all clear.

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20 Weeks pregnant // Halfway!! 🤰It’s been a rough week – Olly @ollydavey & I were in a car crash a few days ago, an oncoming car came around a corner spinning across our lane & we hit the cars back end as it span & we went off the road down a bank – It was TERRIFYING & a real shock.
I felt fine but still went to hospital & got checked over – & the BABY IS FINE!! 🌼
Thankfully we were wearing our seatbelts & apart from a painful bruised sternum I’m totally fine, olly is fine & bubba seems fine in there, growing nicely! 👍🥰
I wasn’t going to post about this, but then I thought, honestly, we were saved by our seatbelts & I am so grateful the van was strong & with airbags – you never ever think a car crash is going to happen to you, but we had no control over the other persons actions & all you can do is be as safe as you can in your own decisions!
The VW Transporter Campervan was my pride & joy & I’m devastated 😭😭 we had it converted by our good friend @swansonsconversions after my perfect seasons, the camper held many special memories.
the main thing is that we’re all safe & ok, but I’m still sad about the VW 😢!! #vwtransporter#vwcamper
Wear your seatbelt!
Stay safe! Xxxxx 🖤
& Thank You to the NHS staff at Bronglais Hospital Aberystwyth for making sure bump was fine 🙏🥰

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Rachel’s VW Campervan was recently custom converted internally

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