Another 918 has been involved in an accident, this time while participating in the Paqpaqli ghal-Istrina motor show in Malta. According to the report we read, the 918 was driven by “experienced driver and owner Paul Bailey” who lost control and crashed into a section of the crowd at about 2:00 pm on Park 4 of the airport in Hal Farrug. 26 people have been reported injured, including Bailey, 5 of those injured are in critical condition.
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.”
Unfortunate incident at the Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina car event in Malta – 918 lost control and crashed into the crowd pic.twitter.com/wik3a8XdBA
— Karanja Earl Simmons (@Earlsimxx) October 4, 2015
The event itself is a fundraiser for the community charity L-Istrina and is held yearly on Boxing Day. Malta’s president, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who was on scene shortly after it happened, delayed a trip to UK in order to visit with the the injured at the hospital.
*thumbnail picture on front page used courtesy of Karanja Earl Simmons