A McLaren worker has been left fighting for his life after losing control of a high-powered 650s supercar while returning it to the factory in Woking, Surrey.
The accident occurred at around 4.15pm on Friday evening and saw the employee lose control of the car at Duncton Hill in West Sussex. The vehicle rolled it into a nearby field, causing the driver to be impaled on a wooden fencepost.
According to the Daily Mail, the fencepost was still sticking out of the driver's chest when he was airlifted to hospital after the crash at around 5pm on Friday.
The air ambulance was called to the scene where staff treated the driver for life threatening injuries, before airlifting him to the major trauma centre at St George's Hospital in London.
Costing £195,000, the McLaren 650S is based on the MP4-12C, and features the same 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine and seven-speed dual clutch auto gearbox. McLaren claims it can hit a top speed of 207mph thanks to the 641bhp produced by the almighty engine.
Police say that no other vehicles were involved and have not yet revealed if the car was travelling over the speed limit at the time of the accident.
"The car was being driven by a McLaren employee on it's way back to Woking," he said.
"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 course before they are permitted to drive.
"This man did exceptionally well on our course and had been driving our cars for a long time.
"Out of respect for his family we have been asked not to discuss his condition."
Police are currently calling for witnesses who were travelling on the A285 at Duncton around the time of the accident.