A horrible accident involving a Porsche 918 Spyder happened at the Malta International Airport during a supercar event and left 21 injured; 3 in serious condition.
updated: the number of injured increased to 26
The accident occurred today at 2:00 pm (local time) when the Porsche 918 Spyder lost the control and hit into the crowd of spectators. The Porsche 918 Spyder was riding near the grass when the rear wheel touched it, the driver lost the control and ended up hitting the people who were watching, although a spokesman for the organizers of the event said the accident would be investigated, with the possibility of the car itself developing a fault.
Several ambulances and two helicopters were deployed to the scene taking the most serious cases to Mater Dei Hospital, while minor injuries were treated at Paola health centre.
A viewer recorded the exact moment of the accident, if you want to see click here (it’s an accident with injured people, so you have been warned)
The Porsche 918 Spyder belongs to Paul Bailey, first supercar collector in UK to have the holy trinity of hypercars — McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari — but is unclear who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
The event is usually held to raise money for the L-Istrina charity and it was temporarily suspended following today’s accident.