A crowd which had gathered on an airfield for a motor show in Luqa, Malta was ploughed into by a UK businessman driving a Porsche 918 Spyder.
According to news reports, between 26 and 28 people were injured, although thankfully, none fatally – 13 reportedly stayed in hospital overnight (including the driver) and one young girl was reportedly in critical condition but stable.
Watching the video, we see this is a recipe for disaster. The driver, 55 year-old Paul Bailey from the UK, evidently lost control of the car, and the only thing between it and the crowd were a series of (empty) plastic barriers.
These were flicked away by the inertia of the spinning car and offered no protection for the spectators.
This means a) the driver should not have been driving that fast close to bystanders and b) the fact he was allowed to raises questions as to the quality and thoroughness of the organization of the event – this is an amateur, quite possibly inexperienced driver we’re talking about here.
Regarding the video posted below via EuroNews, be warned as it is a bit graphic.