STOCKPORT, England – A man who hired a Lamborghini for his son's 21st birthday was critically injured when he spectacularly crashed the high-speed sports car in northwest England.
The 58-year-old had decided to treat his son to a ride in the $290,870 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, which has a top speed of 196mph, at the Chester Road airfield in Stockport, the BBC reported Tuesday.
However, after taking the wheel with his son in the passenger seat, the man lost control of the supercar and it somersaulted off the runway.
It was found by police upside down in the garden of a nearby house, The Sun reported.
The man, who has not been officially named, was taken to the hospital with severe head and chest injuries while the son suffered only minor bruising.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said, "We believe the vehicle was being driven at a high speed and it is likely the driver may have lost control."