Paul Bailey is a British businessman and car collector who is better know in petrol-head circles as the first owner of the “Holy Trinity”, which comprises of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. Earlier this year in January, the 55-year old billionaire took delivery of a white Porsche 918 Spyder, buying himself the third and final piece of the coveted trio of hyper-cars.
Paul Bailey shows off his “Holy Trinity”
However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Paul crashed the very same Porsche 918 into a crowd of spectators during a motoring event in Malta on Sunday, leaving at least twenty six people injured, out of which five are believed to be in critical condition, including a six-year old girl. The driver and others were rushed to the hospital with fractures or cuts, while the rest suffered minor injuries.
While Bailey was competing in the Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina, a charitable, motoring event held in Malta’s Hal Farrug district, he lost control of his £780,000 hyper-car and crashed in a group of spectators standing behind barricades. The video (below) shows how the Porsche clipped the grass on the deserted runway of the Malta International Airport, spun out of control and careened straight for the unlucky spectators.
Paul Bailey in his ill-fated Porsche 918 Spyder
Just a few minutes prior to the crash, Mr. Bailey had spoken of his pride at having flown four of his super-cars to Malta for free to support a charity. The event was in aid of L-Istrina, the biggest fund-raising event of the Malta Community Chest Fund. Here’s how the brutal crash unfolded :