Swiss Olympic cycling champ 'causes car pile-up'
File photo for illustration shows cyclists ride through the rain during the 2009 Tour de France race run between Vittel and Colmar, July 17, 2009. A Swiss former Olympic cycling champion caused a seven-car pile-up that left himself and 10 other people injured, local media reported Friday.
Robert Dill-Bundi, 54, who won the individual pursuit category in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, caused two accidents within minutes of each other in the Swiss town of Aigle on Thursday, Le Matin newspaper reported.
"I am very shocked about what happened," the cycling veteran, who had been driving a BMW, told the paper.
Police said the driver, whom they did not identify, had first hit another vehicle when he ran a red light before speeding for another few hundred metres (yards) and causing a seven-car pile-up.
One of the injured was said to be in a serious condition, and Dill-Bundi remained in hospital and would soon be questioned by police, Le Matin said.