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*UPDATED Horror crash at Greater Manchester airfield

by Nick Webster. Published Mon 25 Jun 2012 18:31, last updated: 26/06/12
Lambhorghini - like the one that crashed
Lambhorghini - like the one that crashed

A Greater Manchester man was left fighting for his life after a Lamborghini sports car careered off a test track at high speed.

The £186,000 Italian had been raced down a stretch of runway at Woodford Aerodrome with a 58-year-old at the wheel when it went out of control and somersaulted into the garden of a house.

The car - which has a top speed of 196mph - ended-up on its roof in the rear garden of a property in Chester Road, Stockport at around 11am.

The driver suffered multiple injuries and was taken to hospital where his condition is described was "critical".

It is understood that the driver of the vehicle asked for special permission to use the site and was allowed to do so at his own risk.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Officers were called to an airfield on Chester Road, Stockport following reports a hired sports car had been involved in a collision.

"On arrival, it was discovered that a Lamborghini was upside down in the garden of a nearby house. No other vehicles were involved.

"A 58-year old man, the driver, was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

"A 21-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle, suffered minor bruising and has been discharged."

Sergeant Danny Byrne from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We believe the vehicle was being driven at a high speed and it is likely the driver may have lost control.

"Members of the injured man's family are being comforted by specially trained officers at this difficult time."

* GMP corrected initial reports stating that the 21-year-old was the driver.



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""after a Lamborghini sports car careered off a test track at "This isnt a test track it is a disused runway." teac, cheshire around 2 years, 5 months ago

 
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