Supercar crash injures 28 in Malta

A British millionaire is in hospital after his supercar crashed at a motor show, injuring 28 people.

Businessman Paul Bailey was driving the Porsche 918 Spyder when it clipped the grass, spun out of control and ploughed into spectators at the event in Malta.

A six-year-old girl is among four people in intensive care in the island’s main Mater Dei hospital, a government spokesman said.

A total of 19 people were treated at the hospital for head, chest and abdominal injuries, and broken bones. Five have been discharged. Bailey is said to be in a stable condition

A spokeswoman for the Office of the President said Malta’s president, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, is “traumatised and devastated” by the incident.

Witnesses said the car was driving at high speed along an unused airport taxiway in the Hal Farrug district when the accident happened.

An eyewitness told the 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.” Bailey, a millionaire from the East Midlands, has a collection of more than 30 supercars.

He reportedly bought the limited edition Porsche Spyder for £780,000 in January this year.

He made his £28m fortune when he sold a phone-conferencing firm in 2012.


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