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Last Updated: Sunday February 21 2010 13:20 GMT

Brits in dramatic bobsleigh crash

Dan Money after flying out the back of the overturned sled

Team GB's Winter Olympics took a turn for the worse when John Jackson and Dan Money crashed out of the two-man bobsleigh event in their opening heat.

Their sled overturned during the high-speed course but continued to thunder along the ice with the pair inside.

Dan Money soon came flying out of the back of the sled, but John Jackson, who was the team pilot, stayed trapped inside until it stopped.

The pair were battered and bruised, but amazingly escaped serious injuries.

The British sled was one of four to overturn during heats at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Safety concerns have been in the headlines a lot during the Vancouver Games, after the death of a Georgian luger at the same track before the Olympics began.

But Dan Money said there are crashes at tracks all over the world.

"This can happen," he said. "It's bobsleigh, it's not ballet dancing. Crashes happen."

Gold medal

Amy Williams with her gold medal
Amy Williams is Britain's first solo gold medallist at a Winter Games in 30 years

Meanwhile, Britain's first solo gold medal winner in a Winter Games for 30 years stepped onto the podium to collect her award.

Amy Williams picked up the gold medal for the skeleton bob event.

The 27-year-old set a new course record during the competition, hitting speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.