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More than 20 hurt 'when British millionaire crashes at Malta motor show'

Published 05/10/2015

The crash happened in the Hal Farrug district of Malta
The crash happened in the Hal Farrug district of Malta

More than 20 people have been injured after a British millionaire crashed his supercar crashed into the crowd at a motor show, according to reports.

Paul Bailey was driving his Porsche 918 Spyder supercar when he clipped the grass, spun out of control and ploughed into spectators, according to the Times of Malta.

Five of the injured were in critical condition, while at least nine - including the driver - suffered fractures or cuts requiring hospital treatment, officials said.

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

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."

The rest of the show, which was held under the auspices of Malta's president to raise money for the needy, was cancelled.

Malta Today reported that a six year-old girl is among those in a critical condition.

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