Father dies after high speed Lamborghini crash during son’s birthday treat at Manchester track

By Dean Wilkins

A father who flipped a Lamborghini during a ‘birthday treat’ drive that he bought for his son’s 21st died yesterday.

Graham Padmore, 58, hired the Gallardo Spyder for an exhilarating treat as his only son came of age but tragically crashed it at Woodford Aerodrome, Chester Road, Stockport, last Monday.

The car was found upside down in a nearby garden and Mr Padmore was taken to hospital where he later died – his son Mark was a passenger but escaped unharmed.

In tribute, his family said: “Graham was a loving, doting husband and father of four to Claire, Helen, Catherine and Mark. He lived for his family and friends.

“On Monday June 25 he was treating his son, Mark, to a ride in a Lamborghini for his 21st birthday, which was typical of Graham, when this tragic accident occurred.

“He just wanted to be with his family and see them happy.

“We will miss him dearly but he will live with us forever in whatever we do.”

Police are now investigating how the car came to leave the track at the airfield. No other vehicles were involved.

Sergeant Danny Byrne, from Greater Manchester Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “The investigation into this tragic incident is still in the early stages.

“We are attempting to find out the full facts of what happened that day and have several lines of inquiry to follow.

“My thoughts are with Graham’s family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, and what they must be going through at this difficult time.”

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