Motorshow injuries: Porsche 918 Crash
Published: October 5, 2015
Motorshow injuries: Porsche 918 Crash, A British millionaire is in hospital after a supercar crashed at a motor show, injuring 28 people.
Businessman Paul Bailey, 55, was driving the Porsche 918 Spyder when it clipped the grass, spun out of control and ploughed into spectators at the event in Malta.
Mr Bailey, who is in a stable condition, is among 13 people who are still in hospital, according to reports.
A screengrab from YouTube shows the Porsche sliding across the track moments before it crashed through the safety barriers Photo: TVM.COM.MT
Five of those injured were in a critical condition, allegedly including a six-year-old girl, while the driver and others were taken to hospital with fractures or cuts, and the rest suffered minor injuries.
On Monday morning, it was reported that the young girl’s condition had improved and that four others who were in a critical condition were now stable. Another has been taken out of intensive care, according to the Times of Malta.
Dr Chris Fearne, Malta’s health secretary, said 13 people remained in hospital and that ten would need surgery, including one who will need a second operation after having been operated on last night. The injuries were mostly head, chest and fractures.
The newspaper said that just a few minutes before the crash, Mr Bailey had spoken of his pride at having flown four of his supercars to Malta for free to support a charity. The even was in aid of L-Istrina, the biggest fund-raising event of the Malta Community Chest Fund.
A woman who answered Mr Bailey’s wife Selena’s phone told The Telegraph on Monday that they were “not allowed” to make any comment.
A spokeswoman for Malta’s President, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, said she was “traumatised and devastated” by the incident.
The spokeswoman said a magisterial inquiry is under way.
Witnesses said the car was driving at high speed along an unused airport taxiway in the Hal Farrug district when the accident happened on Sunday.
An eyewitness told Times of Malta: “The car was speeding down the taxiway when a back wheel went on the grass.
“The car spun out of control, went through the barriers where a large crowd was watching, and into the area of the static car exhibition.
“Many people were hit, there was chaos and screams.”
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