$300,000 McLaren sports car destroyed in crash, driver charged

A man is facing impaired driving charges causing bodily harm after he allegedly crashed a luxury sports car worth over $300,000 in Burlington late Thursday, seriously injuring his passenger.

Crash in Burlington late Thursday left passenger, a 47-year-old man, with serious injuries

A faces impaired driving charges after this collision in Burlington. (Andrew Collins/CBC)

A man is facing impaired driving charges causing bodily harm after he allegedly crashed a luxury sports car worth over $300,000 in Burlington late Thursday, seriously injuring his passenger.

The man, 23, suffered minor injuries in the crash on Oaklands Park Court. His passenger, a 47-year-old man, was left with "significant" injuries to his lower extremities. Both men were taken to hospital.

The vehicle, a McLaren MP4-12C Spider supercar, crashed into a hydro transformer. Nine homes are without power due to the damage sustained by the transformer.
Halton police said the car crashed into a hydro transformer, leaving nine homes without power. (Andrew Collins/CBC)

Halton Regional Police Service said they received a call about the single-vehicle crash at about 11:50 p.m. Police, along with Burlington Fire and Halton paramedics, responded to the crash.

Police said the driver was arrested at the scene and held overnight for a bail hearing scheduled for Friday morning. He is to be charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm and driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.

Staff Sgt. Crystal Kelly, spokesperson for Halton police, said a citizen called police about the crash and the power outage.

Burlington Hydro said full power should be restored within a few hours. 

Police said they have reopened the road that was closed to allowed them to investigate.
The driver was arrested and held overnight. He is expected to appear in court on Friday morning. (Andrew Collins/CBC)