A McLaren employee who was returning a £200,000 650S to the factory was involved in a horrific crash this weekend. The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but what we know is that the Spider supercar overturned in West Sussex, impaling the driver on a wooden fencepost. Ouch!
According to the reports from the scene of the accident, the wooden post was still sticking out of the driver’s chest when he was airlifted to a specialist hospital in London. Had the roof the convertible McLaren 650S been closed, the driver could have escaped with minor injuries.
The employee involved in the McLaren 650S Crash has been a long time driver for the company and one of the most trusted. McLaren is currently looking into the cause of the crash with the Police, but based on the evidence on the scene, human error is the most probable cause. We wish the man a speedy recovery.
A McLaren spokesman said: “The car was being driven by a McLaren employee on its way back to Woking. We are working closely with the police trying to find out how the crash happened. There are a limited number of employees who are permitted to drive our cars. They have to pass an intensive driving court before they are permitted to drive. This man did exceptionally well on our course and had been drive our cars for a long time. Out of respect for his family we have been asked not to discuss his condition.”
Via Daily Mail