KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) -- Kathleen Martini steered Germany to a bobsled World Cup victory Friday in a race overshadowed by the heavy crash of the U.S. crew of Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauryn Williams.
Poser crashed heavily in the first heat while heading for a top-3 finish. She and pusher Williams bumped a wall at high speed and overturned, coming down the track upside down before coming to a stop. They were helped out of the bobsled and walked slowly from the scene. They were being evaluated by the U.S. team's medical staff.
Martini took advantage of a mishap by first-run leader Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States, whose bobsled went on its side in the same area as Poser's vehicle. The American got the bobsled back on track but dropped down.