An accident has occurred at the inaugural running of the Moving Motor Show, after a driver at the wheel of Honda’s Civic Type R Mugen appeared to lose control inside the Ride and Drive hall.
It is thought that three pedestrians were struck inside the hall, and we are still waiting for information about the severity of their injuries. The condition of the driver is unknown, but he appears to have remained in the driving seat for some minutes after the incident.
According to spectators, it appeared the driver floored the throttle and shot straight off the Honda stand, diagonally across the central pedestrian walkway, across the Jaguar stand opposite and finally crashing through the back of the hall.
As well as striking pedestrians, the Honda also crashed into a Jaguar XKR and the oldest surviving E-Type Jaguar – both of which appear to have sustained superficial damage.
Marshals and rescue crews immediately attempted to clear the area, and the Ride and Drive element of the event has been suspended.